Paul Richardson

Policy Adviser (Agriculture & Climate Change)
0131 653 5400

Paul joined Scottish Land and Estates in July 2021. Growing up in Northumberland, Paul was first introduced to agriculture by his late grandfather, before choosing to pursue a career as a British Army Officer. On leaving regular service and settling with his wife in the Scottish Borders, he has gained experience working in investment management, land agency and practical farming. Paul will consolidate this experience in his role as the lead for Scottish Land and Estates day to day work on agriculture and climate change.

In his spare time, Paul enjoys country pursuits including hillwalking and shooting. He is also a Director with the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) in the Borders.

If you were a Scottish animal, which would you be and why?
Fallow Deer. Although not native to Scotland, like Fallow I have since made it my home.

What do few people know about you? 
I have dined with The Duke of Kent in Cyprus and The Princess Royal in Canada.

Which three words best describe your outlook on life?
Enjoy (it), Realist, (no) regrets.

Tartan or tweed? Why?
Tartan because it is steeped in history and tradition. As one of the oldest known, my choice would have to be the Shepherd or Border plaid of Northumberland.