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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.

Timber Transport Forum Annual Conference

The Forum’s annual conference will be postponed until the 24th and 25th of March 2022. (The event was due to be held on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2021, having been cancelled in 2020.) The presentations will take place on Friday the 25th of March, and a programme will be sent to ticket holders nearer the time. 

If you already have a ticket and would like to cancel it, or if you would like to buy a ticket, please contact Paul Boobyer, the TTF Project Officer, and he will send you details on prices and ticket options. Paul can be contacted vai This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 07918 875 229.


Shared Road Protocol Update

Shared Access on Forest Roads; a protocol

The Timber Transport Forum wishes to promote and encourage the sharing of forest roads in the public and private sectors as an alternative to using sensitive parts of the public road network. The Shared Access protocol provides details of what should be considered in developing agreements for shared access.  It has been updated in 2018 to include ancilliary infrastructure associated with forest roads.

Further Guidance on CAR and forestry activities

The Water Environment (Controlled Activities)(Scotland) Regulations 2011 (CAR, as
amended) apply to forestry projects. A revised CAR Practical Guide was published in February 2018 and it can be viewed here.

Further guidance (on the practical guide) in the form of Q&A related to forestry activities is provided here.


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