Dee Ward

Dee Ward
Vice-Chair (Policy)

Dee owns and runs Rottal Estate in the Angus Glens. Rottal is accredited by Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES) and is a mixed upland estate with the focus very much on wildlife and biodiversity balanced alongside a traditional sporting estate. The estate activities include sheep farming, holiday lets, grouse shooting, deer stalking, a hydro-electric scheme and an events space as well as lots of on-going environmental projects such as peatland restoration, flood mitigation, tree planting and river restoration work. Dee’s background is primarily in business, having built up and sold an office watercooler business, and following that assisting a couple of small Scottish software businesses. Dee is chairman of Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES) and also chairman of the Angus Glens Moorland Group.


What do very few people know about you?

I am half Norwegian 

Which three words best describe your outlook on life?
Optimistic, determined and kind

If you were a game bird, which would you be and why?
Red grouse because they are wild, tough, resilient survivors who live in the uplands, and are unique to the UK