Welcome to the Scottish Wood Culture Portal. This is a new initiative by the Argyll Small Woods Cooperative, designed to bring together in one place the wide range of individuals, groups and agencies involved in working in the small-scale wood sector.

The purpose of the portal is to make connections, encourage collaboration and engender a wood culture in Scotland to improve the utilisation of the domestic timber resource. The portal will enable:

  • Small woodland owners and managers to easily access advice and information that will help them create and manage their woods,
  • woodland and forestry contractors to connect with owners and develop their businesses,
  • people working with and selling wood products to promote their businesses,
  • people working in the wood sector can access events, training, volunteering and job opportunities in the wood sector.
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Argyll Small Woods Cooperative

Argyll Small Woods Cooperative

The Cooperative for small woodland owners and workers in Argyll, providing practical advice, training and collaborative woodland management opportunities.

Sawmilling DemonstrationApril 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm FreeMobile milling can provide a great solution to transform your timber to useable raw materials for a broad range of uses from fence posts to building materials and bespoke furniture as well as a range of other products.This event will have input from professional millers, traditional oak framers and furniture makers. The event will cover:A demonstration of the mobile LT40 Wood-Mizer sawmill showing how it handles oak logs i.e., cutting, log handling with hydraulics and also the cutting sizes.An insight into what an oak framer requires from the raw material, covering:- Type and quality of timber required by framers- Beams, curves and crucks- How the ordering process works- Sizes and volumes- Typical specifications- An idea of costsAn insight into what a furniture maker requires from the raw material, covering:- The finished products made from in house hardwoods- Material procurement- Milling with a finished product in mind- Kiln drying and storage- Machining Scottish hardwoods- Challenges around purchasing logsThis is a free event. Tea and Coffee will be provided provided, please bring a packed lunch.To book a place follow this link ... See MoreSee Less
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Trees and Timber Measurement Training CourseApril 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm £85.00This is a one-day course for anyone who would like to be able to assess the timber they have in their woodlands and is suitable for woodland owners and managers as well as forestry/woodland contractors.The aim of the course is: –To equip participants with the basic knowledge required to sample woodlands, select trees for felling and understand how to measure single trees or stands of trees with the purpose of estimating volume.Participants will learn how to use basic mensuration equipment and to use the necessary references or formulae to work out volumes from measurements taken.Reference will be made to measuring timber through weight and to common problems of timber quality.Cost: £85 per person9:30am to 4pm Tea and Coffee provided, lunch will be providedTo book a place follow this link: Timber Measuring (smallwoods.org.uk) ... See MoreSee Less
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A new Top Ten Tips guide for owners of small woodlands has just been published to help give easy to understand advice on dealing with storm damaged trees. The guide contains handy links to useful information sources and a list of professional forest companies that can help you. The guide was produced by Scottish Forestry and Confor, in consultation with the NFUS and Scottish Land and Estates. You can view the guide here. ... See MoreSee Less
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WORKING WITH WOOD

PRACTICAL WOODLAND MANAGEMENT

WOOD SALES AND MARKETING

EDUCATION, EVENTS AND TRAINING

JOBS AND VOLUNTEERING

LINKS TO OTHER FORESTRY AND WOODLAND ORGANISATIONS

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Argyll Small Woods Cooperative

Argyll Small Woods Cooperative

The Cooperative for small woodland owners and workers in Argyll, providing practical advice, training and collaborative woodland management opportunities.

Sawmilling DemonstrationApril 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm FreeMobile milling can provide a great solution to transform your timber to useable raw materials for a broad range of uses from fence posts to building materials and bespoke furniture as well as a range of other products.This event will have input from professional millers, traditional oak framers and furniture makers. The event will cover:A demonstration of the mobile LT40 Wood-Mizer sawmill showing how it handles oak logs i.e., cutting, log handling with hydraulics and also the cutting sizes.An insight into what an oak framer requires from the raw material, covering:- Type and quality of timber required by framers- Beams, curves and crucks- How the ordering process works- Sizes and volumes- Typical specifications- An idea of costsAn insight into what a furniture maker requires from the raw material, covering:- The finished products made from in house hardwoods- Material procurement- Milling with a finished product in mind- Kiln drying and storage- Machining Scottish hardwoods- Challenges around purchasing logsThis is a free event. Tea and Coffee will be provided provided, please bring a packed lunch.To book a place follow this link ... See MoreSee Less
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Trees and Timber Measurement Training CourseApril 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm £85.00This is a one-day course for anyone who would like to be able to assess the timber they have in their woodlands and is suitable for woodland owners and managers as well as forestry/woodland contractors.The aim of the course is: –To equip participants with the basic knowledge required to sample woodlands, select trees for felling and understand how to measure single trees or stands of trees with the purpose of estimating volume.Participants will learn how to use basic mensuration equipment and to use the necessary references or formulae to work out volumes from measurements taken.Reference will be made to measuring timber through weight and to common problems of timber quality.Cost: £85 per person9:30am to 4pm Tea and Coffee provided, lunch will be providedTo book a place follow this link: Timber Measuring (smallwoods.org.uk) ... See MoreSee Less
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A new Top Ten Tips guide for owners of small woodlands has just been published to help give easy to understand advice on dealing with storm damaged trees. The guide contains handy links to useful information sources and a list of professional forest companies that can help you. The guide was produced by Scottish Forestry and Confor, in consultation with the NFUS and Scottish Land and Estates. You can view the guide here. ... See MoreSee Less
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