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Forum Summer visit

The next meeting of the Forum will be held on 30th June 2017 in Inveraray, Argyll and will include a visit to the new JST floating pier timber terminal at Ardcastle

Forum contributes to ScotFLAG subgroup

The Forum is involved in anew rural freight subgroup of Transport Scotland's ScotFLAG - Freight Logistics Advisory Group. The group is engaging with various rural freight intensive sectors to look at issues (particularly freight infrastructure issues) that affect the rural economy.

STTF increased for 2017

The Strategic Timber Transport Fund has been continued for 2017/18.  Scottish Government has recognised the growing concern on the condition of rural minor roads and the demands of the timber industry and has provided an additional £5m this year (total £7.85m (£7.05m STTS, £800k for Timberlink)). The available STTS funding will all be delivered through the existing STTS framework and rules.

Details of application rounds can be found on the FCS STTF webpages.

 

TTF attend Rural Parliament

The Timber Transport Forum will be attending the Rural Parliament in Brechin in October (6th-8th) to highlight the need for 21st Century Roads for 21st Century Landuses.  We hope to find common cause with other groups present at the Parliament.  

Economic Contribution of Timber Transport

The FCS report on the Economic Contribution of Forestry to Scotland estimates that timber transport creates around 1200 full time jobs and is worth around £50m to the Scottish economy.

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