Carrifran valley (image by David Geddes)

Stewards of Carrifran Wildwood

Oak sapling

You can make a long-term commitment to the future of Carrifran by establishing a Stewardship of Carrifran Wildwood, in your name or someone else’s, by donating £250, £500 (or a larger sum). You will receive a Stewardship certificate and will also be given introductory membership of Borders Forest Trust, ensuring that you receive updates on the progress of the restoration work. There are now well over 300 Stewards and the scheme has raised nearly a quarter of a million pounds. This is in addition to the £400,000 raised by the Foundership scheme for purchase of the land.

Download the donation form and become a Steward

Many people have established Stewardships in celebration of life events such as marriages, births and anniversaries, or in memory of someone who has died. In connection with a donation of this kind, it is sometimes possible to arrange a special event at which a group of friends can plant trees in the valley together. To do so, please contact us.

There are hundreds of Stewards of Carrifran Wildwood. The list of Stewards in this section includes only those who have given us authority to do so. If you are already a Steward and are not listed but would like to be, or if you are listed and would like to change the wording or to add a dedication, please contact us.

List of Stewards

(Last updated 16/02/2013)

A-F →

  • In memory of Gillian Ainsworth from her twin sister Patricia Firmin
  • Freya Lucy Allport from Virginia & Alan Allport
  • Zach Anthony
  • In memory of Tony Archer & David Percy from Josiane Archer & Marion Percy
  • David and Helen Arnot in memory of our parents Edward Douglas Arnot and Mary Scott Comyn and of her father James Comyn
  • In memory of Bernard & Dorothy Ashmole from Philip & Myrtle Ashmole
  • Dominic Ashmole
  • Philip & Myrtle Ashmole
  • Gerard Bakker
  • Sue Bakker
  • Maureen Ball
  • William Ball
  • Titus Beddoe
  • Stephen C Bell
  • In memory of James Black (1911-1978)
  • Katrina, Kay & Keith Black in memory of our Grandpa James Black
  • Douglas & Eilie Blackwood
  • In memory of Edward F Bone from David Bone
  • In memory of Anne Bovey from Chris Curry
  • Jane Bower
  • Dr Morris Bradley
  • Morris & Sylvia Bradley
  • Michael Braithwaite
  • Joan Diana Brett
  • Paul Broda
  • In memory of Dick Brown from Myrtle & Philip Ashmole
  • Eleanor Brown from Dr John Ross Ainsworth
  • In memory of Richard G B Brown from David Hussell
  • Jane & Graham Buchanan-Dunlop
  • In memory of Hilary Burton from Sue & Brian Pollard
  • Chris Cameron
  • John Campbell
  • In celebration of the life of Isobel Candeland (1923-2005)
  • Eleanor Cannard My very special niece, with love Auntie Chris, 2nd August 2004
  • Isabel Cannard Our joy bringer, with love Auntie Chris, 25th May 2006
  • Chambers family and friends
  • Allyson Clelland & Mick Urbaniak On their first wedding anniversary from Megan, Dan & Joe (Davey/Hillier)
  • Sophia Constantopoulos To commemorate your christening on 28.7.01, from Uncle Rob, Auntie Spud and Barnie
  • In memory of Jo Corbett, Broomhall, Mertoun & Mitchelstown, Co. Cork from her family and friends, Jo, we miss you and will never forget you. Nature will remember you in Carrifran Wildwood.
  • Rita Corbett
  • J S Coulthard
  • Craignish Conservation Trust
  • Samuel Cresswell A gift on his christening from his godparents Juliet and David, 2nd September 2001
  • Edwin Crook
  • George Cruickshank
  • Kinnaird Cunningham
  • In memory of Stevie D.
  • William Dacombe
  • Jean M Davis
  • James & Kathy Davy
  • Lynn Davy from James & Kathy Davy
  • In memory of Christine de Peyer from Philip & Myrtle Ashmole
  • Dr Jean Deinhardt
  • E J H Devereux
  • Viscount Devonport
  • Dr Peter Dickman
  • Friends of Peter & India - Christmas 2009 from Dr Peter Dickman
  • Miss C I Didcock from L Martin
  • In memory of our late parents Drs Alexander and Anne (née Mc Arthur) Dow from their children: Hilary, Nicola, Ewan and Adrian. As our father exhorted in his will, we should all ‘plant trees and smile’
  • Felicity & Alex Duncan
  • Robert Duncan
  • Robert Duncan & Jim McClure
  • In memory of Peter Ebert 6th April 1918 - 25th December 2012 from Philip & Myrtle Ashmole
  • Silvia & Peter Ebert from Philip & Myrtle Ashmole, with thanks
  • Lorna Edey & Leonie Alexander
  • Edinburgh Natural History Society
  • Lady Margaret Elliot
  • Mary Jane Elton & Alastair Cameron
  • Bernard Emery from Crinan Alexander with thanks for the beautiful viol
  • Michael A Fenty for all my grandchildren
  • In memory of George Fergusson from Janet and Graham Fergusson
  • Stuart Findlay & Claire McNaughton
  • Patricia A Firmin
  • Joan Fleming from your loving children, Margaret, Elizabeth, John & Ruth
  • In memory of Harry Foster from Maureen Probert
  • In memory of our beloved cousin Annelise Furre from R N & E B Johnston

G-M →

  • In memory of Gerry Garston, an inspiring teacher from Myrtle Ashmole
  • Dr W A Gladstone
  • Hugh Goodacre from Myrtle & Philip Ashmole, in celebration of your 60th birthday
  • In memory of John & Jacqueline Goodacre from Myrtle and Philip Ashmole
  • The Goodburn Family
  • Alastair Gray with thanks to everyone who contributed to my 50th birthday, 2003
  • Maya Rose Greenslade from Liz Rogers, 17th February 2005
  • Tanya Gregson
  • In memory of my parents William & Barbara Grotrian, who instilled in me a love of these hills, from Rosanna Cameron
  • In memory of William Hadfield
  • Mikkel Hall & Pamela Paquin
  • Christine A Hamilton
  • Margaret Hannah
  • Robin Harper
  • Shane Harris to mark my ‘completion’ of the Munros (No. 4294) on 23 May 2009
  • In memory of John L S Harrison
  • Peter Harrison
  • Joseph W Lindsay Hayle III
  • Delaine Haynes to the memory of all the animals who died in the foot and mouth outbreak of 2001
  • Paula Haywood from Toby Arnold, on the occasion of her Birthday, 14th May 2005
  • In memory of Inge Heinrichsons from Anne Heinrichsons
  • In memory of John Heinrichsons from Anne Heinrichsons
  • To celebrate s 20 years long service award from Anne Heinrichsons
  • Anna Hicks & Will Proctor from Crinan Alexander, on the occasion of their wedding
  • John & Marion Hicks from Vi Shannon, in celebration of their Ruby Wedding Anniversary
  • Peter Hickson
  • Roscoe James Hincks from Beatrys & James Lockie
  • Stephen Hind
  • Joan Hoare
  • Jonathan Hofstetter
  • Terence M Holmes
  • Nick & Inge Hoskins to celebrate their wedding - 16th September 2005, from David & Janet Foreman
  • Isobel Howe
  • Alan E W Hudson
  • Patricia Hunter & Timothy Lucey
  • Dr Doreen Hutchinson
  • Keith L Hutchinson & The Holy Family Catholic School
  • Alice & Jimmy Jackson from Jim & Jennie Jackson
  • Dr Guy Johnson
  • Duncan Johnstone from Janine Johnstone, Loving husband and supporter of the earth
  • In memory of Dr Robert R Kohn from Dr Vilma L Kohn
  • In memory of my late aunt, Miss May Laing from Michael Robson
  • Beatrys & James Lockie
  • In memory of Mrs Dorothy Lunt from Dr Dorothy Lunt
  • In memory of George McDonald (1901-1984) from Stanley McDonald Tanner
  • Peter MacDonald
  • In memory of Dumfries & Galloway social worker Alasdair Ian McKie from his family, friends and colleagues
  • In loving memory of Angus McIntosh died 26th October 2005, from Karina McIntosh
  • Karina McIntosh
  • Donald McKinney
  • Fiona Mackay
  • Sir Hamish Macleod
  • In memory of Marjory MacMichael from Helen Kennedy
  • Michael Ewan MacNeil from J B Elliott
  • Aubrey Manning
  • Fi, Ram & Ben Martynoga In celebration of Andy Martynoga, his energy, enthusiasm and his aspiration to see the Southern Uplands clothed again in their native trees
  • Alexander David Matthews, born 9th July 2001 from Michael Matthews, May he see the woods grow tall
  • Angus Michael Matthews, born 9th July 2001 from Michael Matthews, May he see the woods grow tall
  • Donald Matthews
  • Michael Matthews, in memory of Sybil Evelyn Matthews, 1891-1991
  • In memory of Margery Meeres from John Duncan Goodacre
  • Benjamin Mehta from Michael and Elizabeth, For our beautiful boy
  • Thomas McWalter Millar FRCSE in memoriam from David Millar
  • Audrey, Lady Miller of Glenlee from Sir Stephen Miller
  • Jasmine Mitchell A gift on her baptism from her godparents Juliet and David, 1st December 2002
  • Reid Moffat
  • In memory of Mr & Mrs L Morris from Dr Paul Morris, Thank you both for teaching me the value of the natural world
  • Christina Morrison
  • Natasha & Jonathan Muir In celebration of our marriage
  • Thomas Munck from Crinan Alexander with thanks for all your help with the viol
  • Hugh R W Murray

N-Z →

  • Adrian Newton from James & Kathy Davy
  • Arthur Newton from James & Kathy Davy
  • Vanessa Nias
  • Ian Oswald
  • Bill Park from Elizabeth E Park
  • Julian A Parker
  • Douglas Peacock on his 44th birthday from the Peacock family (with special mention of Callum Peacock)
  • Josephine Pemberton
  • Simon & Susan Poots looking forward to the day red squirrels return to the Wildwood
  • Emily Prentice from John Prentice
  • Maureen Probert
  • Mhairi Purves on your 18th birthday, 30th October 2010. In tribute to Wild Scotland and in memory of your roots in the Borders.
  • Baby Radice from Gayle Shepherd-Riddle
  • John Randall
  • Campbell B Read
  • Janet Richards
  • Alan Rigby
  • Chris Ring
  • In memory of Stella Ring 23rd February 1923 - 16th September 2012 from Philip & Myrtle Ashmole and family
  • Elizabeth Roberts
  • Nancy Roberts
  • Patricia & Charles Robertson
  • Derek Robinson
  • Michael & Joanna Robson
  • In celebration of the life of J Grant Roger, A wonderful botanist and dear friend from John & Margaret Rogers
  • Elizabeth Rogers
  • Dr Mary Elizabeth Rogers from Dr Maurice Averner
  • David Ross
  • Ian, Eric & Peter Ross from Pamela Ross
  • Anne Ruscoe
  • Heather A Salzen
  • Alan & Carole Scott
  • In memory of Ian Scullion by colleagues in the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University
  • Stephen Ethan David Sellers for his adoption by David & Iona from Nick Hoskins and Inge Hofmann
  • Mr & Mrs B D Seymour
  • Dr Mark R Shaw from his colleagues in the National Museums of Scotland on the occasion of his retirement, May 10th 2005
  • Thomas M Shearer
  • Catherine Shearing
  • David & Alison Simpson
  • Sarah Skerratt
  • Robin Sloan
  • Doreen Smith
  • Anthony & Joan Stacey from Joan Mary Stacey
  • Liz & Frank Stacey
  • Alex Staerck
  • Derek Stephen
  • Pete Stewart
  • Dr Graham Stone
  • Rosie Stone To celebrate your birth from Alex Rowe & Graham Stone
  • Gillian Stuart in loving memory of my father
  • Ursula Stubbings
  • Eric Stubbs from Marion Spry
  • Adrian T Sumner
  • Benjamin Phillip Tait from Brian & Kathleen Tait
  • Rebecca Sally Tait from Brian & Kathleen Tait
  • Rosemary Thorburn
  • In memory of Fred Tomlinson from Jim Tomlinson
  • Kim Turner & Neil Turner from James and Kathy Davy
  • Francis Valentine
  • Aliyyah Roos van Koten from Philip & Myrtle Ashmole
  • Tom, Camilla & Amanda Veitch
  • In memory of Ben Voysey (1966-2001) with thanks from the people worldwide who were touched by your life
  • John & Anne Voysey
  • In memory of Dr Alice Wain (1972-2000) from her parents Carol & David Wain. She died in the Scottish Highlands while working as a geologist with the British Geological Survey. Much loved, greatly missed.
  • Stephen Ward
  • Rose Franziska Wheatley from Vanessa Nias with love
  • Thomas Nicko Wheatley from Vanessa Nias with love
  • Douglas A White & William A White
  • In memory of Douglas & Billy from family and friends
  • Douglas Whitie with thanks from the Wildwood Group for your generous support
  • Sarah Whitley
  • In memory of Dr Meg Wilkins from Liz Binney
  • Dr Maggie Williams
  • To the memory of Vera & Stewart Wilson for whom the Borders was a very special place from Michael Wilson
  • Eva Wiseman from Stephen & Ali Wiseman
  • John Worth
  • Professor David F Wright
  • In memory of Mervyn & Muriel Yeo from Charles McKean
  • Mrs Sylvia Young from Professor Ian R Young
  • Professor Ian R Young