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Field Station Manager, Technical Services Unit

Responsible for managing:

  • Teams of Research Workers at Newton and Lairg field stations
  • Field survey teams across Scotland working on the Native Woodland Survey for Scotland
  • Seed Stand inspections across North Scotland covered by the Forest Reproductive Materials Regulations (FRM)
  • All Forest Research field experiments across the field station area.

TSU provide a wide range of advice and support services to the forestry and environmental sectors as well as scientific staff within Forest Research.

Alistair left Newton Rigg Forestry College with a Forestry OND in 1984. He joined the Forestry Commission later that year as a forester based at Piel Wyke in North Lakes Forest District. Alistair left the Lake District in 1989 for a specialist tour with Forest Research in the then Silviculture Division based at Newton in North Scotland.

Field Station Manager
Field Data Services

Forest Research

Newton Research Office

Newton Nursery


Morayshire IV30 8XR