Tim Baynes is Director of the SLE’s Moorland Group specialising in moorland management, particularly grouse moors and related sporting and conservation issues. He manages the Gift of Grouse campaign and coordinates a network of seven regional moorland groups of owners and hill keepers, as well as an informal coalition of sporting and land management bodies. He is also closely involved in stakeholder groups such as the Moorland Forum, PAWS Scotland and projects such as the British Game Alliance, Heads up For Harriers and the East Cairngorms Moorland Partnership.
If you were a game bird, which would you be and why?
A red grouse – unique to the UK, resilient and delicious to eat.
Tell us, in 10 words, what you would like your legacy to rural Scotland to be
A secure future for moorland management free from unjustified criticism.
Tartan or tweed? Why?
Tweed. The wearing of tweed by estate staff is a source of pride and visibility and making it is a useful rural industry – the ‘new tartan’.
If you could no longer live in Scotland, where would you choose to live and why?
Northumberland which is where part of my family comes from and is as close as you can get to Scotland!