Trees and woodland often needs to meet the needs of specific non-timber objectives. These objectives can range from native woodland restoration; the design of farm shelter woods; sporting woodlands or community and amenity needs.  Our foresters are not only able to draw on their own experience but also upon the expertise of other land managers within the firm to ensure that our advice fully integrates with other aspects of land management such as agricultural, sporting and other rural enterprises.     

Trees and woodlands are often an important feature of historic and designed landscapes.  We have specialised experience in the planning and management of culturally important landscapes such as parks and gardens including evaluation, assessment and historical research.

We can offer a range of services relating to specialised woodlands includings:

  • Planning and management of historic designed landscapes
  • Farm woodlands
  • Community and amenity woodlands
  • Ancient and native woodlands and wood-pasture
  • Sporting and game management
  • Woodland diversification

For further information on Specialised Woodland Management please email Dr Ben Lennon or phone 07717 227682.



Forres 4 miles                     Elgin 9 miles

An attractive residential building plot in a secluded rural setting near Kinloss.

Planning Permission for the erection of detached dwelling house and double garage.

Site extends to 0.14 Hectares (0.35 Acres) or thereby.

Mains water and electricty nearby.

Uninterrupted views to the south-east over open farmland  




We continue to monitor and act on guidance from the Scottish government, NHS and other relevant agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our clients, team and the wider public.

Steps taken include:-

  • our team continue to work in the main, remotely from home;
  • in line with government guidelines, we are avoiding unnecessary travel;
  • physical attendance at conferences and events has been suspended and only essential meetings, such as property viewings for let properties, etc, are being undertaken;
  • recommended hygiene and social distancing procedures are being observed and implemented.

Our remote working systems have operated well, aided to a large part by our capable and highly motivated team, who continue to work hard to ensure that our client service is maintained. We remain very grateful to them for this and for their continued support in what have been challenging times for everyone.

Video call and conference facilities continue to meet our need for meetings and, as everyone has become more used to this way of communicating, have proven highly useful in ensuring business can go on, insofar as possible, as normal. 

In the meantime, our team can still be contacted by way of their usual phone numbers or email addresses, as well as via our main office number.

As always, our principal aim remains to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our team, clients and the wider public, whilst providing the services our clients require.

Thank you for your continued support and please do stay safe.

Bowlts, Chartered Surveyors - Elgin Office

Barnhill, Pluscarden, by Elgin IV30 8TZ Scotland IV30 8TZ

Tel: 01343 890400