Floating pier helps growing Argyll timber economy set sail



A new floating pier is to be built on the shores of Ardcastle Forest in Argyll which could unlock an estimated £10 million of the region’s growing timber supplies.
With harvesting on the increase and the nearby Ardrishaig Pier already extremely busy, the new pier on the National Forest Estate will boost the ability for shipping greater quantities of timber to wood processors.
The £123,000 grant from the Scottish Government’s strategic timber transport scheme will allow an estimated 250,000 tonnes of timber to be shipped from the area over the next 10 years.
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18 October 2016 in Business, Views: 37
Source: Scotsman
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