Hydroseeding Specialists & Tree Surgeons

01698 824411 / 0780 2450234

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Hydroseeding services to renewable energy companies, civil engineering contractors, opencast mining operators and golf course developers.


Hydroseeding using state of the art purpose built machinery ensures that the ingredients – grass seed, fertilisers, soil binders and mulch are thoroughly mixed in tank and kept suspended in a homogenous slurry prior to application. The slurry is pumped to a high pressure discharge nozzle for uniform application onto sub soils, top soils and root zone to provide an even coverage on the roughest of terrain.

All types of vegetation can be grown using this system from fine fescue golf course mixtures to department of transport approved roadside grasses and native wild flower meadows and mowing strips. Hydroseeding has become a widely used method of seed application where large areas can be covered in a relatively short space of time and allows grasses to be grown where conventional landscape methods are impossible to utilise.

Tree Surgery

Our employees are National Proficiency Test Council City and Guilds qualified tree surgeons. We have experience in dismantling all species of trees. Tree surgery /felling is carried out using advanced arboricultural rigging techniques to dead / dangerous trees, storm damaged and trees for site clearance.

We operate an environmental ‘no burn’ policy for all brushwood, using native woodland species for all replacement planting. All brushwood from tree operations is chipped on site into our own chip box vehicles and removed for recycling. Timber is extracted from the felling zone by purpose built Botex timber extraction equipment and transported off site for wood fuel.

Our tree surgeons are capable of tackling all trees regardless of age or condition whether site clearance for land developers or private domestic customers.


Recent Hydroseeding & Tree Surgery Projects

Cardowan SWMP - Glasgow

Conversion of existing ash football pitches in the Eastend of Glasgow into amenity landscape planted parkland and walkways with open wetland swale and aquatic planted attenuation ponds for water vole habitat - Aitchison Hydroseeding Ltd input :- Planting of 530 extra heavy standard large hardwood trees with 2142 of woodland whips , hedgerow and 3500 of ornamental shrubs - Hydroseeding to swale & ponds with wetland plants and Hydroseeding to parkland with amenity and woodland species .

Date: Winter 2019
Client: Glasgow City Council
Main Contractor - R J McLeod (Contractors) Ltd

Thirlemere Link Mains - Cumbria

Hydroseeding works to 20km pipetrack at Thirlemere Link Mains for Cumbria Water (Cockermouth to Keswick)

Date: Autumn 2018
Client: Farrans - Roadbridge JV – Aain Contractor

Dumbarnie Links Golf Course

Hydroseeding 1 million square metres of fine fescue grasses on the sculpted dunes of roughs and fairways of the Dumbarnie Golf course.

Date: Summer 2018
Client: Greentech (Sportsturf) Ltd

City Bypass - Aberdeen

Hydroseeding to verges & batters on the Aberdeen bypass

Date: June 2018
Client: Transport Scotland

Corriegarth Windfarm - Inverness-shire

Hydroseeding Corriegarth Windfarm Inverness-shire for RJ McLeod contractors

Date: July 2017
Client: Enercon

Glengorm landfill site - Tobermory

Hydroseeding to capped area on Glengorm landfill site at Tobermory on the Isle of Mull

Date: May 2017
Client: Glengorm

M8 Motorway - Glasgow

Hydroseeding on M8 east carriageway at the Baillieston showcase to Euro central

Date: April 2017
Client: Transport Scotland

Selkirk Flood Prevention Scheme

The planting of 10,000 hardwood and softwood saplings to stabilise newly formed clay flood embankment.

Date: 2018
Client: R J McLeod


Sectional felling to lime trees within a confined space of a private garden

Date: November 2016
Client: Consumer

Stirling Train Station

Nightshift sectional felling using a MEWP to railway embankment under railway possession and road closure.

Date: November 2016
Client: Scotrail

Gairlochhead Training Camp

Hydroseeding works to newly formed shooting range floors and over burden using acid grassland seedmix.

Date: Autumn 2016
Client: Mackenzie Construction

Strathclyde Business Park

NJCB Fastrac and Botex timber trailer - Tree felling and timber extraction at Strathclyde Business Park Bellshill

Date: August 2016
Client: Strathclyde Business Park

Dumnaglass Windfarm

Hydroseeding borrow pit 4

Date: June 2016
Client: R J McLeod

Shetland Gas Plant

Final visit to the Shetland Gas Plant to complete native grass hydroseeding to newly formed peat embankments, perimeter fence lines and flare stack base.

Date: May 2016
Client: Total E&P

Michelin Tyres - Dundee

Wild flower hydroseeding to areas adjacent to newly constructed storage facility on the outskirts of Dundee.

Date: April 2016
Client: Michelin Tyres

Earlier Projects

Lowther Forestry - 2016

Aquatic planting to attenuation pond surrounds at the newly formed sub-station for Iberdrola.

Client: Iberdrola

Dalmunach Distillery - 2015

A newly built distillery in the heart of Spey side a couple of miles from Aberlour - opened by Nicola sturgeon - the whisky produced here is not for mass export and will be for the discerning consumer.

Client: Dalmunach Distillery

A82 Crianlarich Bypass - 2014

Aitchison Hydroseeding Ltd planted 16,000 native hardwood trees onto the embankments lining the new road to provide a shelter belt and habitat for the woodland birds.

Client: Transport Scotland

Trump Golf - 2011

Sculpted from the sand dunes of Balmedie Aberdeendshire, some 600,000 sqm of hydroseeding was applied to the golf course landscape, over a 3 month period, to stabilise and grow what is now one of the world’s leading golf courses.

Client: Trump International Golf Links

Shetland Gas Plant - 2011

A steep sided peat hill side had to be excavated to accommodate the new plant with 650,000 ³ of peat placed in storage tanks for future use when the plant is decommissioned. We established vegetation on those stored peat surfaces as well as the verges and embankments of the 2.4 km access road.

Airdrie To Bathgate Rail Link - 2011

A New 15 mile rail link between North Lanarkshire and West Lothian. Our Elite team of NPTC City and Guilds Certified tree surgeons carried out specialised felling works to make way for the newly re-opened rail road.

Client: Carrillion Rail

Glen Doe, Loch Ness - 2009

Britains largest Hydro Electric project was treated with a hydroseed mix of fine fescue grasses to an area of 1.5 million sqm of scarred landscape. Our all terrain hydroseeders gained easy access to even the most challenging areas.

Client: Hochtief

Farr Windfarm Inverness - 2006

Farr Windfarm has 40 Turbines which cover an area of 26 miles of access track. We applied fescue native grasses to reduce the environmental impact on local wildlife particularly the golden plover and hen harrier to an area of 500,000 sqm.

Client: Npower


We are the leading British Hydroseeding contractor in establishing vegetation in some of the UK’S most hostile environments.

  • 1968

    Our Humble Beginnings

    The Aitchison family have been Hydroseeding in the UK since 1968. Alex T Aitchison was founder of this exciting new process of seeding which was first introduced to the United Kingdom in the 1960’s. He was indeed a pioneer of Hydroseeding at that time. The knowledge and expertise gained in those early years has been fundamental to the success of the business today.

  • 1979

    Gary Aitchison

    In 1979, Gary Aitchison joined his father and learned the skills and knowledge of Hydroseeding. It seemed the right thing to do as Gary had always helped out over the school summer holidays, he had a willingness to learn and worked hard, starting from the ground up.

  • 1989

    The Winter

    The re-development of Scotland’s second largest heap of colliery waste bing (Addiewell South), transformed into landscaped contours to soften the visual impact on the neighbouring mining village of West Calder. Aitchison Landscape contractors planted 150,000 native hardwood and softwood trees on the embankments and surrounds of this newly contoured bing and hydroseeding to the flat inner areas. This work was carried out for RJ Levack for West Lothian Council. This area is now the surrounds of HMP, Addiewell.

  • 1996

    New Ventures

    Gary took over the business in 1996, and secured new contracts with RJMcLeod, for Transport Scotland, on the A830 Fort William to Mallaig Road. The planting of 18,000 cell grown native hardwood trees and hydroseeding to embankments and verges provide what is now an ideal habitat for the flora and fauna of the surrounding environment.

  • 2016

    Sustained Growth

    Aitchison Hydroseeding is involved in a number of high profile contracts throughout Scotland, continuing to meet high environmental and ecological standards, helping to provide the ideal habitat for Scotlands flora and fauna.

  • 2018

    New Additions

    New addition to the plant fleet - Honda quad seed and fertiliser broadcast spinner - for revegetating the huge soft ground areas on Windfarm and Hydroscheme borrow pits.

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Our team has over 45 years of knowledge and experience. We are able to determine and tailor a suitable grass seed or wild flower mixture to blend into the surrounding landscape and soften the impact any construction project may have on the environment. The knowledge and experience we have gained allows us to modify seed specification to the customer and environments needs.

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