About me

Mark B Page NDF

Chartered Forester

I started my career in forestry in 1976, working for the Forestry Commission in Easter Ross.


I am the dandy Forester,

My name you fear to mention

I spend my time cutting pine

Diggin' ditches and fencin' 



Smiled upon by my Chief Forester and District Officer (Findlay McCrae - who was instrumental in setting up Glen Affric a National Scenic Area and National Nature Reserve in the North of Scotland) I attended Inverness School of Forestry, doing City & Guilds.


After a few years the more formal course at Newton Rigg, Cumbria beckoned, and I qualified in 1982.


I spent several years in the North of Scotland with Fountain Forestry, before moving to the Crown Estate Commissioners in Glenlivet, Moray.


After about four years I left the Crown to work for Shotton Forest Management in Argyll, and latterly the Borders of Scotland and England.


Shotton purchased Tilhill Economic Forestry in 1997, and I left Tilhill at the end of 2000 to set up in private practice.


I acquired the National Diploma in Forestry (Central Forestry Examination Board) in 1992 and became a Chartered Forester by examination in the same year.


I am a member of Confor, the Royal Scottish Forestry Society, the Continuous Cover Forestry Group and the Institute of Chartered Foresters.



Feel free to drop me an email using the box, or call me at the contact details below:




Smiddybank Cottage






Mobile: 07775 817776

Landline: 01573 450298