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New Address and additions to the Team

We’re delighted to share two pieces of exciting news!  First that we have moved office, after 6 years in New Abbey the firm has relocated to Dalbeattie into the former Bank of Scotland premises at the end of the High Street.  Our new address is:

DGA Forestry LLP

The Old Bank

1 John Street


DG5 4AL  

Our second piece of news is that in what has been one of the most challenging and difficult employment markets that the firm has ever experienced in over 50 years of trading, we are pleased to announce that we have welcomed two new members of staff to our team.

Tom Clark joined the firm in August from the Czernin-Kinsky Scottish Company. Tom graduated from Edinburgh University in 2009 and from there joined what was then Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS). Tom remained with FCS until 2015 when he took up the position of Forest Manager with Czernin-Kinsky in Dumfries and Galloway. Here Tom oversaw all aspects of Czernin-Kinsky’s forestry business, covering over 4,500 ha, from strategic planning through to direct production. With his extensive experience, excellent silvicultural knowledge and well-rounded skill set, we are delighted that Tom has chosen to take the next step in his forestry career with us at DGA and we look forward to working with him over the coming weeks and months.  Tom says:

“Having worked with DGA on various projects over the years, I’m now very excited to be joining the team and I am very much looking forward to being part of this dynamic business into the future.”

Brendan Armstrong has had a long and varied career within the forestry industry and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with that. Starting out with the Forestry Commission, Brendan then worked in arboriculture, harvesting and timber buying to name but a few of the many roles he has undertaken. Brendan eventually returned to what is now Forest and Land Scotland where he has been employed as a Forest Liaison Officer for the past 13 years. Here he worked on renewable energy, infrastructure and utility projects within the National Forest Estate to add to his already formidable forestry expertise. Equally as with Tom, we are thrilled that Brendan has joined us and we are already feeling the benefit of all his years of experience.

The addition of Tom and Brendan to our team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm which will be of benefit across our entire portfolio of properties around the country. It will increase our capability and resource to cope with the most demanding of operations and projects. Both new members of staff are settling into their new roles alongside our existing team and have been enjoying getting out and about, exploring the properties we have under management and contributing to our consultancy work.

We would also like to take this opportunity to highlight the efforts of our existing team, Tom Winter, Ellie Smith, Thomas Arnold and of course Dorothy MacLachlan, who have done an excellent job over the past 12 months. We would also like to thank all our clients for their continued business and look forward to introducing you to the new members of our team and welcoming you to our new office in the near future.


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