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.
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.