About Forrest Group
With over 25 years experience, Forrest Group are firmly established as Scotland’s number one provider of premium out-of-home advertising.
We offer an unrivalled network of backlights across central Scotland and digital screens in key UK cities, as well as carefully selected large format banner sites.
With a strong customer focus and a unique knowledge of our market, we pride ourselves in delivering outstanding platforms for our clients’ campaigns.
Our other service divisions within the Forrest Group specialise in commercial development, hydro schemes and signage solutions.
Forrest Developments Limited is a highly successful award winning commercial property development and investment company, working predominantly in Scotland, specialising in the retail and leisure sectors.
The company was established in 2001 when Donald Stewart joined the group as Managing Director, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the Scottish commercial property development market, spanning over 25 years.
Forrest Developments has a small team of dedicated professionals with a firmly established track record of delivering high quality projects for a variety of well known retailers, tenants and owner occupiers.
We are opportunity driven with a flat management structure allowing to us to quickly react to changing markets and viable prospects. We have substantial equity available to invest in the new opportunities which will undoubtedly emerge as the economy continues to adjust.
Forrest Developments has a 95% income producing property investment portfolio and has interests in other investment property companies
Our core operation is the supply and installation of Estate Agency Signboards to most of the country’s leading Commercial Property Developers and Agents.
We also provide signage solutions to Residential Developers and Local Authorities.
Operating out of custom built premises close to the motorway network, Forrest Displays provide a first class sign service offering national coverage on a daily basis. Forrest offer a complete service from consultancy through to installation.
Forrest Hydro is a wholly owned subsidiary of Forrest Group, investing in, developing and operating run-of-river hydro schemes in Scotland and North Wales.
Having successfully commissioned our first hydro scheme at Keltneyburn near Aberfeldy in May 2010, we have identified a number of hydro opportunities and we are actively progressing these through the planning and technical assessment stages as part of our renewable energy strategy.
Forrest Hydro develop and operate run-of-river hydro schemes with a capacity of between 400kW and 2MW. Forrest Hydro typically enter into long leases with landowners where a significant hydro opportunity has been identified. The lease rental payments are based on a percentage of the gross revenue generated by the hydro scheme when it is fully operational.
For further information on our completed scheme and those projects currently under development refer to the following sections.
Our heritage establishes us as the longest running, privately owned outdoor advertising company in the UK. Our media portfolio makes us the largest private owner of freehold advertising sites in the country. Over 90% of the Forrest locations are owned by the company. This gives us a unique focus and the passion to invest and develop locations, creating a stage for our valued advertisers to effectively communicate their message.
Forrest pioneered large format digital roadside and our CityScreens™ have been hugely influential in the development of UK digital out-of- home. In the changing and challenging world of today, outdoor has never been more relevant and Forrest is committed to continuing investment, bringing the best possible outdoor platforms to the marketplace.
Forrest Securities is the largest privately owned landlord of outdoor advertising sites in the United Kingdom.
The company continues to grow its portfolio of sites throughout the UK and is actively seeking opportunities in the out of home sector to acquire new or existing sites and also purchase existing portfolios of outdoor advertising assets from landlords wishing to capitalise on their investments, to add to its impressive portfolio.
The company’s portfolio also includes sites which are suitable for the development of telecommunications installations.