We were delighted to host a visit for South West Scotland regional members of Scottish Land and Estates last week. Many of the members have supplied timber to the sawmill at Lockerbie over the years and it provided them with the opportunity to see some of our operations first hand. The visit was well attended and we enjoyed wide ranging discussions on topics including the local economy, rural land use and timber properties as well as covering our approach towards sustainability and carbon impact reduction.

The new meeting facilities at the Stevens Croft site allowed us to comfortably deliver a presentation to half of the group, whilst the other half was taken on a site tour including primary and secondary processing operations.

Speaking after the event, Tracey Roan, Scottish Land & Estates Regional Support Officer for Dumfries & Galloway, said: “Land managers and rural businesses play an important role in tackling climate change. Events like this one are a great way for SLE members to learn from one another, hear about the challenges and the opportunities to grow their businesses, all while helping the environment, employing local people and involving the local community”.