Borders timber kiln is viable

Scottish Borders Council says a timber drying facility for the region would be economically viable.

An extensive study, commissioned by SBC with support from the Scottish Government last year, assessed the feasibility of such a project.

The study sought to collate all of the necessary facts for private sector developers with the aim of attracting inward investment for the region.

It explored the viability of a timber-drying kiln sited in various locations in the Borders, including alongside the proposed Advanced Thermal Treatment facility to be built at Easter Langlee.

It is considered that the most viable existing market in relation to a new timber kiln would be the production of biomass fuel in the form wood chips or dried logs.

The study was carried out by EnviroCentre, Buccleuch Woodlands and Nevin Associates on behalf of SBC.

SBC is now inviting those interested in this opportunity to a half-day seminar at the Tweed Horizons Centre at Newtown St Boswells on Thursday, June 12.