The Institute asked Associate member Sam Bristow, Assistant Forest Manager with Tilhill Forestry and one of the hosts for his views on the up and coming Young Professionals Study Tour.
WHAT DID YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT THE LAST YOUNG PROFESSIONALS STUDY TOUR?
The YPST in 2016 gave me a great opportunity to meet and talk with a range of new people within the forestry sector at a similar point in their careers. It was great to see the vast contrast between the forestry in North England compared to what I have known in Argyll.
WHY DID YOU VOLUNTEER TO HOST 2017 YOUNG PROFESSIONALS STUDY TOUR?
I want to showcase the variety of forestry in Argyll which is so unique in the UK and look forward to giving a tour of some of our managed properties and taking the group to iconic recreation and public access forests and the state of the art BSW Timber K2 Sawmill at Fort William.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE FROM THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS STUDY TOUR?
I hope this year’s YPST will give this new generation of forestry professionals the chance to get to know each other and that they enjoy finding out about the variety of forestry going on in the north of Scotland.
Thank you Sam, looking forward to seeing you at the Young Professionals Study Tour.