The Company. Our core Values. Our Beliefs.


Duncan Wemyss Ltd became a Limited Company in 2011, after nearly 3 decades of trading as a sole proprietor. Duncan Wemyss the owner and MD has been employed in the forestry industry all of his working life and has built up a wealth of experience and knowledge in all types of forest operations. His particular strengths are in all aspects of tree felling works (both motor manual and mechanical) and large scale vegetation clearance/management.


The Company has an excellent safety record and aims to continue this. It is annually audited by external organisations, CHAS and Achilles, along with employing the services of an external H&S consultant who routinely conducts site audits and reviews the company paperwork and systems.


Duncan Wemyss Ltd is accredited by the following nationally recognised schemes The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme(CHAS) and Achilles UVBD (B2 Category). The Company is a member of the Forest Industry Safety Accord (FISA) and Forest Contractors Association (FCA). Staff are NPTC qualified, the nationally recognised competence for the industry, particularly forest machinery, chainsaw and chemical spraying operatives. The company is also BASIS registered.


The company has built its strong reputation on delivering all work to the highest of standards and quality, driven by Duncan Wemyss’own high expectations and his principle of ‘Right first time’.


The company undertakes a large variety of work for both private clients and public organisations. The breadth of which extends from such large organisations such as The Forestry Commission Scotland, working for a number of their Forest Districts to an individual house owner in the local village.


The Company currently directly employs 29 staff based across the 3 locations. Sub-contractors, when used, are on a labour only basis (direct supervision of company staff) or on the rare occasion when a specialist skill set or service is required.


The company has 3 teams based across the Highlands and Argyll:

  • Ardgay (main office and yard)
  • Fort William
  • Oban

Duncan Wemyss Ltd was established in 2011 and provides forestry contracting services, specialising in all aspects of tree work and vegetation control for a wide variety of private and public sector clients. Pre 2011 Duncan Wemyss traded as an individual and has over 35 years’ experience working with trees and in woodland. He and the Company pride itself on its reputation, delivering all work undertaken safely, to the highest of standards, on time and on budget.

The Company is based in the Highlands and operates across Scotland with teams permanently located in Ardgay, Beauly, Fort William and Oban. Currently, the Company directly employs 29 people and regularly undertakes the following types of work:

  • Motor manual (felling/harvesting) forest operations
  • Mechanical timber harvesting
  • Motor manual, mechanical and manual removal of non-native species
  • Arboriculture works
  • Utility arboriculture work
  • Extraction (mechanical) of Timber
  • Rope access (IRATA) tree/forestry works
  • Chemical weed control
  • Woodland maintenance/stewardship contracts including tree planting, path and fence maintenance and grass cutting
  • Conservation projects e.g. drain/furrow blocking

Memberships and Accreditations


Some of Our Clients