What is the Customer Representatives Group (CRG)?

The CRG brings together organisations within the forestry sector and related land uses to discuss and fix issues relating to grants and licences administration in Scotland.

Terms of reference

The CRG considers the delivery of grants and licences in Scotland, discussing matters of mutual interest and resolving matters of mutual concern in order to address - as far as is practicable and affordable - the needs of customers, consultees and Scottish Forestry.


Group member Organisation
Brendan Callaghan (Chair) Scottish Forestry, Saughton House
Colin Hossack Forestry and Land Scotland
Ian Cowe (Secretary) Scottish Forestry, Saughton House
Vacant Agriculture, Food and Rural Communities Directorate
Keith Wishart Scottish Forestry, Central Conservancy
Lindsay Bisset Scottish Forestry, Saughton House
Arina Russell  Scottish Environment Link
Andrew Weatherall Scottish Environment Link
Andy Tharme Economic and Community Development
Andrew Vaughan  Institute of Chartered Foresters 
Fiona Holmes Cairngorms National Park Authority 
Duncan Stone/Debbie Greene NatureScot
Karen Ramoo Scottish Land and Estates 
Gordon Gray Stevens Community Woodlands Association 
Harry Wilson  Royal Scottish Forestry Society
April Armstrong Confor
Jim Colchester Confor
John Gorman Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Jonathan Hall National Farmers Union
Ben Law Scotland's Rural College
Mark Hamilton Social Forestry
Harry Frew Confor Nursery Group
Tom Turnbull Association of Deer Management Groups


View the CRG minutes.


The CRG normally meet 2 to 3 times a year.


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