Since beginning practical work in 1989, Trees for Life's work to restore the ancient Caledonian Forest to the Highlands of Scotland has been recognised with a number of awards:


Guardian Medal of Honour

Our Founder, Alan Watson Featherstone, is voted a hero of 2015 and receives Guardian's medal of honour for his conservation work in the Scottish Highlands. 


Outstanding Contribution Award

Our Executive Director and Founder, Alan Watson Featherstone, wins the Outstanding Contribution award at the annual Nature of Scotland Awards, run by the RSPB. 


Spirit of Scotland Award

Our Executive Director and Founder, Alan Watson Featherstone, wins The Environment category of the prestigious Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards 2012. These mark the achievements of individuals who provide inspiration through outstanding contributions to Scottish cultural life.


Jubilee Diamond Wood Plaque 

We receive a commemorative plaque from HRH The Princess Royal to mark our creation of a Diamond Wood on our Dundreggan Conservation Estate to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.


Champion Accolade from SECC 

We are awarded a prestigious ‘Champion’ accolade by the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). The award, part of the SECC’s 25th anniversary celebrations, acknowledges the more than 68,000 trees that we have planted on its behalf.


Top 10 Conservation Holidays Worldwide 

Our volunteer Conservation Weeks are listed as one of the Top 10 Conservation Holidays Worldwide by BBC Wildlife Magazine.


Schumacher Award

Our Executive Director and Founder, Alan Watson Featherstone, wins the prestigious Schumacher Award for 'his inspirational and practical work on conserving and restoring degraded ecosystems'.


Millennium Marque Award 

We receive the prestigious Millennium Marque Award. Hosted by Glasgow City Council, The Millennium Marque challenge scheme was set up by the Tidy Britain Group in 1995, to award national recognition to projects which demonstrate environmental excellence for the 21st century.


UK Conservation Project of the Year 

We are declared the UK Conservation Project of the Year in the annual Ford Conservation Awards Competition. Organised by the Conservation Foundation, to help channel money from the business world into conservation activities, we are chosen as joint prize winner in the Natural Environment Category, and are also declared the overall winner.

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