Our Royal Patron

HRH Queen Elizabeth with past President of the Society Sir Pat Hunter BlairIt was with the deepest regret that we learned of the death of our Patron Her Majesty the Queen.   On behalf of the Royal Scottish Forestry Society and its members we extend our sincere condolences to the Royal Family. 

Queen Elizabeth became our patron on our 100th anniversary in 1954 and has epitomised our motto to “Aye be sticking in a tree” throughout her life of service.

Her Majesty’s love of trees was well known and most recently exemplified by The Queen’s Green Canopy which marked her Platinum Jubilee.  Cashel Estate, a part of the RSFS, is one of a nationwide network of 70 Ancient Woodlands and 70 Ancient Trees to be dedicated to Her Majesty in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee.

The Queen is pictured here in 2017 with Society Past President Sir Pat Hunter Blair.