Our team manages and delivers Borders Forest Trust’s projects, operating from our head office at Monteviot Nurseries, near Jedburgh.
Andrew has spent almost 35 years in the forestry and land management sector, starting with the Forestry Commission as a forester, then moving to the John Muir Trust, where he eventually became Head of Land Management. For the last 9 years Andrew was Senior Outreach Manager at the Woodland Trust, responsible for all external partnerships and their advisory and support services throughout Scotland. Andrew will lead the team until the end of March 2020.
Woodland Habitats Projects Manager
Nicola joined the Trust team in 2001 as the Projects Assistant. Now Woodland Habitats Projects Manager, she is responsible for the development and delivery of Woodland Habitats projects. Originally from Hamilton, Nicola moved to Edinburgh to study Ecological Science at the University. From there she worked in a number of jobs including as a ranger in West Lothian before moving to the Borders in 2000 to a mammal research position.
Community and Education Officer
Anna has worked with the Trust since 2002, sometimes as a staff member, sometimes in a freelance capacity. Currently she works part-time for BFT running a new Education project in Borders primary schools, leading our Volunteering group at Borders Woodland Sites, and providing support to Community Woodland groups. Trained as a landscape architect, Anna has many year’s experience with Forest Schools, providing teacher training programmes, running community events and leading practical woodland tasks.
Andy joined BFT in May 2017 as our Site Officer, working with volunteers and contractors to manage our main sites in the Wild Heart. With a Masters degree in Environmental studies combined with years of experience of tree planting and habitat restoration, Andy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in ecology, geomorphology, land management and environmental issues. Andy is both skilled and enthusiastic about environmental education and leading groups of volunteers and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Nicky Hume Nicky has been with BFT since June 2018. She is leading on our Treescapes partnership work which includes developing new woodland planting with private landowners across the Borders, support for Ancient Woodland management and the Borders Tree Planting Grant. Nicky had a ‘first career’ in product design before retraining through conservation volunteering and an Advanced Certificate in Forestry/Arboriculture from SRUC.
Adrian joined BFT in May 2019 to manage our volunteers and assist the Site Officer with days “on the hill”. His past work as a nurse in mental health showed him the benefits of being outdoors, and his interest in the environment led him to the Trust’s team via volunteering with us himself. Adrian is also a trustee for Moffat Community Woodlands.