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EGGER Forestry awards first prize to winner of ‘Best Final Year Forest Management Plan’ at the Scottish School of Forestry, Inverness College UHI.

Published: 05/06/2018

John Paterson, director of EGGER Forestry, awarded first prize to Callum Wilson at the Scottish School of Forestry.

On Monday 4th June, EGGER Forestry headed to the Scottish School of Forestry, Inverness College UHI, to present the first prize certificate to student Callum Wilson, winner of this year’s Best Final Year Forest Management Plan.


Left to right: John Paterson and Callum Wilson

The prize and certificate, presented by John Paterson, director of EGGER Forestry, includes a place on the Royal Scottish Forestry Society (RSFS) and Royal Forestry Society (RFS) trip to Bavaria and Austria in September 2018.

John Paterson, director of EGGER Forestry, said: “We are delighted to be able to award first prize to Callum for his excellent Forest Management Plan. At EGGER Forestry, we understand the importance of developing closer links with universities and colleges like Inverness, and as a result, we hope to be able to help and encourage more young people like Callum in the future to develop their careers in Forestry Management.” Callum Wilson, winner of the first prize certificate, added: “I am very pleased to have been awarded first prize for my Best Final Year Forest Management Plan and am incredibly excited to be heading off to Bavaria in September to get an in-depth, hands-on experience of how German Forestry is undertaken.”

The Scottish School of Forestry at Inverness College UHI is the principal institution for forestry and arboriculture training and education in Scotland and offers a range of qualifications up to honours degree level. Dr Elizabeth Barron-Majerik, programme development manager (applied science) at Inverness College UHI, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, said: “We pride ourselves on our links with industry and creating students who are work ready when they leave us. We are so pleased to be able to congratulate Callum on his fantastic win and we look forward to working with EGGER over the years to come on this project, and encouraging more young people to learn about Forestry Management and its importance around the world.”

Callum will be starting work with the Forestry Commission in June.