Tim Baynes is Director of the Scottish Land & Estates Moorland Group, primarily representing grouse moors. His role covers a range of related upland sporting and conservation issues and he coordinates an informal coalition of industry organisations. He was closely involved in the setting up of Wildlife Estates Scotland and represents Scottish Land & Estates on the Moorland Forum, the Deer Management Round Table and a range of other stakeholder groups. Formerly a chartered surveyor (FRICS), farmer and forestry investment specialist, Tim joined the team full time in 2012, having worked closely with the organisation as a consultant.
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!