Meet Our Rural Experts

Who We Are

Professional, experienced and knowledgeable, our team of rural consultants can help you navigate any aspect of land management. Get to know the dedicated people who make up our team.

Angus Davidson

Company Director

Since founding Angus Davidson Ltd in 2008, Angus has supported rural communities across Scotland with expert guidance on land management, preservation and restoration initiatives.
In recent years, Angus has focussed on delivering peatland feasibility and restoration programmes, having led discussions with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to develop the UK’s first Peatland Code-validated restoration project.

As director, Angus oversees all of the team’s work and is responsible for delivering projects on time and on budget. Angus also works closely with our stakeholders, nurturing our long-term relationships and advocating for Peatland Action support to benefit the rural community.

"I was born and raised in Glenelg, Wester Ross. My forebears were gamekeepers and shepherds. A love of the outdoors is in my blood."

-Angus Davidson-

Colin Morrison

Lead Consultant

Colin joined our team in 2015 after graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Sciences from the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Colin often carries out rigorous habitat surveys for agricultural applications, as well as detailed land mapping for croft registration.

Passionate about rural preservation, Colin provides our Highland crofting, farming and sporting estate communities with environmental management and peatland restoration support.

John Dunnet

GIS/Environmental Consultant

John joined Angus Davidson Ltd in 2018 with an MSc in Geoinformation Technology and Cartography and a BSc (Hons) in Geography.

Combining cutting-edge mapping technology with advanced photogrammetry and programming techniques, John automates many of our mapping processes, improving efficiency for our clients.

John has delivered several Peatland Action projects, where he collaborates with contractors, operators and peatland officers as well as our valued partners.

Gregor Allison

Environmental Consultant

Gregor joined us in 2019 shortly after receiving his BSc (Hons) in Geography from the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Gregor works extensively in peatland restoration, often undertaking aerial surveys with the use of drones.

Routinely analysing our partners’ peatlands using Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping technology, Gregor helps the team gain insight into environmental and ecological conditions on a granular level.

Richard Breach

Environmental Consultant

Prior to joining the team in summer 2021, Richard studied Geography, Society, and the Environment at Heriot-Watt University, graduating with a MA (Hons). 

Richard joined the team through the HIE Technology Graduate Scheme, and fufills the role of Environmental Consultant, looking at how ADL can utilise the pioneering technologies available to improve workflow. 

With a passion for environmental sustainability and a love of the outdoors, Richard spends much of his time for ADL out on the hill conducting various peatland resotoration feasibility work and site managment.

Kirsty Hedderwick

Carbon capture & Audit Graduate

After graduating from the University of Stirling with a BSc (Hons) in Enviromental Geography, Kirsty joined the team in 2021 as a carbon capture and audit graduate with the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Graduate Support Programme. 

Kirsty enjoys spending time in the outdoors across the Highlands, with an intrest in enhancing our natural environment and increasing biodiversity throughout Scotland. Kirsty spends her time peat probing, visiting sites and mapping future projects. 


Take a look at our work

Here are some recent examples of our work across the Scottish highlands. While our rural consultation services take many forms, our projects are united by a common thread of expertise and care for the natural environment.