Cleghorn woman Rena Tarwinska retires from Forestry Commission

First lady of forrestry retires from the Forrestry Commission'Rena Tarwinska and Dexter'Harelaw'3/4/12
First lady of forrestry retires from the Forrestry Commission'Rena Tarwinska and Dexter'Harelaw'3/4/12

CLEGHORN woman Rena Tarwinska, who was Scotland’s first female forester, has just retired from Forestry Commission Scotland after 33 years of dedicated service.

Rena (57), of The Steadings, Broadhouselea, said: “My career at Forestry Commission Scotland has been a fascinating experience and one which I have thoroughly enjoyed.

“I have learned a great deal and enjoyed all the challenges and changes along the way.

“Working in forestry is a chance to really make a difference.

“It’s far more than just cutting down trees, which is all many people know about it.

“My job was very worthwhile as it provided me with a chance to practise land management on a really big scale.

“There are still big possibilities for women in community ranger and wildlife ranger jobs.”

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