Scottish grown Sitka spruce produces a strong , quality white
pulp which is ideal for magazine papers and in adding strength in
mixed recycled fibres.
The industry enjoys an established production and a substantial
downstream market including converting, corrugating, merchants,
printers, publishers, recovered paper collection and
Scottish firm Tullis Russell Papermakers was founded in 1809 and
like many forest industries businesses continues to combine a
powerful combination of tradition and innovation. Scottish
companies in this sector remain innovative both through their
production processes and product offerings, adding value and
providing additional services to complement their core
Newer investments include Caledonian Paper in 1989 which at the
time was the single largest inward investment in Scotland at £215m.
The mill continues to employ 370 people and produces around 20% of
the total UK requirement for lightweight-coated paper.