Tree cheers for Gorebridge lumberjill

A MIDLOTHIAN woman’s horticultural career could be on the rise.

Fiona Fitzelle, who lives near Gorebridge, is one of Scotland’s few lumberjills.

She works for Midlothian Council, and is currently nearing the end of a horticulture course at Oatridge College in West Lothian.

Working in a tough and potentially dangerous profession is quite a change for the 42-year-old, who quit her career in events management because it was too stressful.

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