New bursary at Barony

The Royal Scottish Forestry Society and Richard Davidson have created a new bursary to support those changing career into forestry.

One of the RSFS Davidson Bursaries is available to students at SRUC Barony.

The bursary is aimed at those students entering the Advanced Certificate in Forestry. The student will already have a Certificate in Forestry or appropriate experience in other employment sectors and wishes to progress to the next level.

Another bursary is available to students at Inverness College UHI.

The award of the bursary is competitive and will be managed by RSFS. These are the first awards to be made annually from the newly-established RSFS Education Fund created to support its educational activities across the sector.

Martyn Davies, Senior Forester at Barony, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for a student studying the Advanced Certificate in Forestry & Arboriculture to access financial aid, while allowing important networking to take place with the Royal Scottish Forestry Society. The forestry and timber technology industry remains essential to the economy, especially in these current times. The support we offer as an industry to new entrants will have lasting impacts on our workforce.”

RSFS President Nander Robertson said: “The RSFS prides itself on encompassing all aspects of forestry and trees in Scotland and supporting the broad range of people involved with them. These new bursaries are the realisation of a longstanding ambition of the Society to return to its roots in forestry education.”

Richard Davidson is a member of RSFS and a forest owner. He said: “I’m delighted to support these bursaries. Since acquiring my first forest in 2003, I have become a real advocate of forestry and value the expertise of the foresters. Through the RSFS I have become aware of the need for more people to enter the profession and the value of them coming from a range of backgrounds.”

Find out more about studying forestry at Barony.

Posted by SRUC on 20/07/2020

Tags: Funding and Grants, Study at SRUC, Forestry
Categories: SRUC and Campuses | Student and Alumni