BFT’s new director

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THE CHARITY which administers Carrifran Wild Wood and Corehead Farm near Moffat has appointed a new director.

Regional director with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), Dr Jane Rosegrant will take up her post leading the Borders Forest Trust on June 12.

Trust chairman John Hunt said 50 people applied for the post vacated by previous director Callum Rankine in March.

Dr Rosegrant, from Walkerburn, has responsibility in VSO for several countries in the Far East and has worked abroad for the charity. She was previously programme manager for the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland. She has held senior roles in Just World Partners, a non-governmental organisation supporting sustainable development abroad and the Centre for Human Ecology in Edinburgh.