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From sapling to sawmill.

A special event will be held next month to examine the journey taken by timber.

The Farm Advisory Service, which is delivered by experts from SAC Consulting, part of Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), will host a "Sapling to Sawmill" event at 1pm on Tuesday, January 22 at Townhead Sawmill, New Abbey.

Operated by James Kingan and Sons, David Kingan will lead a tour of the sawmill, which supplies a wide range of fencing timber, timber for farm buildings and pallet wood and can also cut to order.

This event will show how a range of timber products can be cut from a tree and their value.

People will be able to see first-hand what a major, local, timber buyer - particularly from farms and estates - is looking for in terms of quality.

Woodland consultant at SAC Consulting and organiser of the events, Stephen Adlard, said: "This 'Sapling to Sawmill' event will provide farmers and estate owners an excellent insight into the entire timber process. It will also provide an opportunity for farmers to look at the potential of forestry as a diversification option."

Places are free but must be booked in advance via the FAS website or by phoning the SAC Consulting Dumfries office on 01387 261 172.

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Publication:Dumfries and Galloway Standard (Dumfriesshire, Scotland)
Date:Dec 28, 2018
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