Ruth White

Central Regional Support Officer
0131 653 5400

Ruth joins Scottish Land and Estates from the rural frontline at Glenprosen Estate where she has looked after the Estate Administration since 2013.  Home is the Angus Glens where the family settled in 2012 making this home after life in HM Armed Forces. 

Ruth is a retired army officer, her commission with the Corp of Royal Engineers posting her on tours in the Balkans and Cyprus and working around the world both as a serving officer and a military spouse. Home is shared with her troop of 3 growing boys, all of whom are talented rugby players currently 1 back row, 1 full-back and a budding centre.

Before joining the army, Ruth was embedded within the offshore finance industry on Jersey in the Channel Islands, the location where she discovered the thrill of coastal rowing and yacht racing, sports that continued with her into the forces and from which she left with the title of fastest female rower in the Corps. 

On leaving the army Ruth entered the hospitality industry and is a licensee, using her command and leadership skills and financial experience within the senior hotel management team of a premier hotel operator which tutored her in business and customer service.

Ruth is excited to join Scottish Land and Estates, a very natural transition from a working estate and is looking forward to meeting with and working for the membership to embrace and celebrate everything she has grown to love about rural Scotland.


If you were a Scottish animal, which would you be and why?

My favorite Scottish animal is the otter and although not unique to our waterways, seeing them in the river close to our home is pretty incredible. They are robust, adaptable, resourceful, resilient creatures and a wee bit cheeky.

Which three words best describe your outlook on life?

'Honesty,' 'kindness,' and 'fun.'

If you could no longer live in Scotland, where would you choose to live and why?

So long as I have family and friends, anywhere is home.