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Confor's award for distinguished service to forestry has been awarded at the annual Confor dinner since 2012.
The recipients are listed below with the news article that accompanied their award.
One of the towering figures in the modern forestry and timber sector has been named as the winner of Confor’s Dedicated Service to Forestry Award for 2017.
Colin Mann, who steps down this year after more than a decade as Managing Director of Scottish Woodlands, is the recipient of the Confor Award for Dedicated Service to Forestry for 2016.
On an evening when guests heard encouraging words from forestry minister Dr Aileen McLeod, Dr Jean Balfour and Dr Bob McIntosh were the 2015 recipients of awards for lifelong service to the forestry and timber sector.
At the third Confor industry dinner, attended by over 60 industry leaders, Len Yull was presented with Confor’s award for distinguished service to forestry, by Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, Scotland’s minister for environment and climate change.
At the second Confor industry dinner, attended by 62 industry leaders, John Kissock OBE was presented with Confor’s award for distinguished service to forestry, by Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, Scotland’s minister for environment and climate change.
At the first Confor industry dinner, Tony Willis, managing director of Euroforest Ltd, was presented with the inaugural award for distinguished service to forestry by Stewart Stevenson, MSP, Scotland’s minister for environment and climate change, who also spoke about the importance of new commercial planting.