SCOTTISH BORDERS environmental charity Tweed Forum has announced the appointment of two new staff members to work on its conservation and riverbank planting initiatives.

Russ Jobson has joined as Project Manager with responsibility for developing and delivering riparian woodland projects at a local and national level. With a background in arboriculture and over a decade’s experience in delivering native woodland creation across Scotland for a national conservation charity, Russ will divide his time between Tweed Forum’s riparian planting projects within the 5,000 sq km Tweed catchment, and work on Tweed Forum’s behalf on the Scotland-wide Riverwoods initiative.