Alexander attends NE Forestry Group Meeting

Extremely informative NE Forestry Group Meeting last night at Banchory Lodge Hotel – speakers Andy Leitch covering timber product development; Ashley Woodhouse on modern apprentices and the workforce; Dr Scott Wilson on mixing compartments of sitka spruce with other varieties to hedge (excuse the pun!) production against climate change; and, Jamie Farquhar from Confor on latest forest sector developments. Headline notes are that our Scottish Forest industry now worth £1bn a year and we need more entrants into the sector – check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM5AA-6DTlA to see there’s a lot more to offer than you probably imagined.