There are over 20 sawmills through Scotland producing pallet and
fencing material from home grown material. These range from
those which have there origins in the traditional Scottish estates
to the integrated ultra-modern plant built by Scottish firm James
Jones as part of the £35 million investment at Lockerbie.
Market share for these products has continued to grow.
Whilst fencing material is traditionally home grown, figures from
the Forestry Commission show that the UK timber share of the pallet
market grew significantly to 66% in 2009.
Wood byproducts from sawmilling operations can provide a valuable source of low cost heat, reducing not only landfill costs but energy costs as well.