GALBRAITH has appointed Denis Torley to its forestry division, based in Inverness.

Philippa Cliff, head of forestry for Galbraith said: “Denis will be a valuable asset to our team. He has over 20 years of professional forestry experience in both the private and regulatory sector in the Highlands. In recent years Denis has been especially involved in forestry agency and investment purchases and in the creation of new woodlands for private clients.

"He is also an experienced negotiator in relation to Environmental Impact Assessments, mitigation arrangements, and consultancy agreements in the forestry and renewable energy sectors. These are all of great relevance to our clients and we look forward to having him in the team.”

Mr Torley said: “I am delighted to be joining Galbraith, which has an enviable track record in the forestry sector and has gained a number of new clients over the past two years. The industry is flourishing and the Scottish government’s target of creating 10,000 hectares of new woodland was achieved in 2018 for the first time. There are significant incentives to invest in woodlands, not least the rising global demand for timber both as a biofuel and in the construction sector, as well as the finite nature of UK wood fibre supply. Galbraith is well placed to assist those seeking to enter this high performing market.”