A Perthshire fencing business has re-branded with a £300,000 base and a significantly expanded portfolio of services.
Previously known as Robertson Fencing, Taiga Upland has made a substantial investment in new Pitlochry premises which will provide it with a central logistical base from where it can service customers throughout Scotland.
The site also provides increased capacity for material storage and sales to clients which include forestry consultants and management, rural estates, farmers, land managers and those operating within public sector forestry.
The company, established in 2007, is also eyeing increasing its headcount from the 25 staff it currently employs.
Taiga Upland originally fabricated and installed fencing, before establishing a forestry ground preparation service.
Building on these services and experience gained from working in forestry establishment across Scotland, the firm will offer a market leading woodland creation service.
This new addition to its portfolio will offer a combination of services for upland agri-forestry projects including forestry ground preparation, fencing and forestry infrastructure and groundworks.
Rab Robertson, managing director of Taiga Upland, said: “Our rebirth as Taiga Upland is such an exciting milestone for our company as we expand, and constantly evolve, our portfolio of services to meet growing client need and demand.
“We are now offering customers a much extended range of services to suit their requirements and with the opening of our new base in Pitlochry, we’ve made some real investment into the local economy and are fully expecting to take on new staff as we grow.
“As Scotland moves out of lockdown restrictions further, we are delighted to be the bearers of good news for Pitlochry, and for Highland Perthshire, amongst all the economic uncertainty that our country is facing now.
“Forestry is high up on the Scottish Government’s agenda, with last year’s launch of Scotland’s Forestry Strategy 2019-2029, so we have every reason to look to the future with optimism.
“We are excited to be involved in the effort to meet Scotland’s ambitious afforestation targets.”
The company’s new name comes from Tiaga, a northern forest biome, also known as Boreal forest, while upland refers to the areas in which the company operates, in the challenging working environment of Highland Perthshire’s hills and mountains.