Ecological Restoration in Scotland’s First National Park

Institute of Chartered Foresters – 2004 National Study Tour

5th to 7th September 2004

What was the event?

The Institute of Chartered Foresters’ 2004 Study Tour was based in Scotland’s first National Park – Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.  The theme of the programme was the ecological restoration of woodlands and forests.  Leading practitioners and researchers presented practical examples of restoration, ranging from small-scale site restoration of PAWS, native woodland and non-woodland habitats, to the landscape scale projects on East Loch Lomond and the Woodland Trust’s Glen Finglas Estate. 

Forest Research speakers gave presentations on PAWS Restoration and Forest Habitat Networks.

Where did the event take place?

Forest Hills Hotel
Kinlochard by Aberfoyle
The Trossachs


Date Subject Presenter(s)
Sunday 5th September An Introduction to Forestry in Scotland’s First National Park Syd House
FC Scotland Conservator for Perth & Argyll
Monday 6th September PAWS Restoration Guide - A presentation of the ecological principles and practical techniques Richard Thompson
Forest Research
Forest Habitat Networks - Modelling the correct woodland types and where to plant them Duncan Ray
Forest Research
Queen Elizabeth Forest Park - Forest Enhancement and Loch Ard and Loch Achray

Hugh Clayden
FDM, Aberfoyle Forest District
Glen Finglas Estate - Native woodland and wood pasture regeneration Adam Wallace
Estate Manager, Woodland Trust
Jane Begg
Forester, Woodland Trust
Tuesday 7th September Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park - Planning within the National Park Gordon Watson
Cashel Woodlands – RSFS - The challenges of native woodland establishment Felix Karthaus
Forestry Manager
East Loch Lomond - Landscape scale woodland restoration Hugh Clayden
FDM, Aberfoyle Forest District

Additional background information

See the ICF website.


Ingrid Palmer
Institute of Chartered Foresters
7A St Colme Street
Edinburgh EH3 6AA

Tel: +44 (0)131 225 2705