Andrew Bachell

Prior to retirement in 2019, Andrew served at Director level or above with Scottish Natural Heritage, The Woodland Trust, The National Trust for Scotland and the John Muir Trust. In these roles he had direct responsibility for operations and policy matters on access, site designation, species policies and land use management.

Among the most satisfying areas Andrew was involved in was as lead Director in SNH on land reform and access during the passage of the primary legislation, the preparation of the Outdoor Access Code and the role-out of support to Access Authorities. He has extensive knowledge of Scotland’s access rights, conversation framework and the workings of Scottish Government and its agencies.