Members Profile


Edinburgh Shoreline
Karen has a long involvement in the relationship between people and the natural environment. An MSc in Resource management at Edinburgh led to contracts to develop Urban Forestry opportunities in cities including London, Belfast and Edinburgh.

A few years ago, Karen investigated the whole of Edinburgh’s coastline which had not originally been deemed part of its urban forest and, shocked by what she found, decided to try and initiate a project to raise awareness of its importance and help improve it. Thanks to RBGE and incredibly dedicated and talented friends the project actually took off. She is currently Vice Chair of the Scottish Wildlife Trust.