Ally is our Project Manager and is passionate about health and wellbeing. She loves plants, woodlands and learning about the native heritage that is around us every day.
She has undertaken significant training in woodland management and orchard care. She is a beekeeper with a Basic Beemaster distinction, a fully qualified ground based chainsaw operator (small, medium- large & windblown trees). She completed a B.A., an MSc from Edinburgh University and later a MSc Gastronomy at Queen Margaret University- check out what that looks like here.
Ally is an orchard consultant for fruit tree owners and has training in Permaculture principles including forest gardening, coppicing and holistic woodland management. She is trained to lead and deliver Branching Out programmes as a Branching Out Ranger with the Forestry Commission.
She enjoys sunshine and all things warm, being encircled by green, and is passionate about hands on & practical learning and education. She is a dreamer and works hard to see those dreams realized. Ally enjoys photography, foraging, home brewing and eating well with friends. She is also a huge fan of Mary Oliver, Brené Brown and Karine Polwart.