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27 October 2014

HRH The Duke of Rothesay officially unveils a Scotch Derrick Crane restored using James Jones and Sons' timber

The derelict remains of the crane were uncovered and removed from the quarry at Cambus O’May, near Ballater, in 2013. Since then the crane, which would have been working in the quarry in the late 19th century, has been lovingly restored by volunteers from the Ballater Local History Group. The restored crane needed…

10 October 2014

The Timber Accord launches the 'Growing our Low-Carbon Economy' manifesto at Timber Expo

The Timber Accord, an affiliation of all the timber industry trade associations in UK, has launched a manifesto that sets out the role timber can play in creating a low-carbon built environment. The manifesto highlights the benefits of building with timber, including embodied carbon, sustainable job creation and economic growth. Importantly the manifesto looks at how building with timber…

12 September 2014

JJI-Joists to feature on Grand Designs

  The Grand Designs programme scheduled for transmission on Wednesday 17th September features The Roundhouse, an exciting circular home built by the owner and Touchwood Homes. The unusual circular structure has a glulam frame with wall sections created using over 1500 linear metres of 245mm and 300mm depth

09 September 2014

Aboyne Academy pupils visit James Jones and Sons at Aboyne

A group of pupils from Aboyne Academy recently visited the James Jones sawmill at Aboyne to learn more about the timber industry. Depute Rector Malcolm MacIntyre commented: "Aboyne Academy visited James Jones' Aboyne sawmill as part of cross-curricular day for S3 pupils. Pupils visited a range of stations to learn about various aspects of…

20 August 2014

James Jones’ timber used in an exciting new installation at Jupiter Artland

Jupiter Artland, the renowned sculpture garden close to Edinburgh has unveiled a new piece which features a large amount of James Jones carcassing timber. Our venture into the world of installation art has helped to create Raising by Tessa Lynch, a structure that responds to an ancient law which indicates that if one could build a small cottage and have a fire lit in the hearth before sunset…

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