UPDATE (Oct 2020) – The October 2020 Course has been postponed due to Covid restrictions until March 2021
UPDATE (June 2020) – October Course Full – Applications invited for 2021 – more at bottom of this page
We hope to run the first Working Woods Scotland course in March 2021. Of course, nothing can be certain but we will post information as we get it and keep applicants updated.
Working Woods Scotland is a 3-day practical training course in homegrown hardwoods. It is based at the Scottish Wood sawmill in Fife and will cover:
Day 1 – Background to forestry in Scotland; sawn timber and its uses, grading and valuing trees and logs
Day 2 – In the forest; forest management, silviculture, species selections for different sites, harvesting
Day 3 – Sawmilling, seasoning, secondary processing, measuring, grading and valuing sawn timber
Provisional dates are 24-26 March 2021.
Course participants are selected from a range of applicants who are early in their careers, including foresters, sawmillers, furniture makers, civil servants and others involved in forestry and timber. There should be a good mix of skills to ensure exchange of knowledge between participants (as well as from leaders to participants) and to encourage links continuing after the course.
If you don’t want to attend the course, but would like to be kept informed or discuss the course, please email WWS@ASHS.CO.UK
The October 2020 course is full. However we are still accepting applications for the autumn 2021 course, which will probably take place in October 2021.
You may also be interested in the Woodland to Workshop courses run by Woodland Heritage in Herefordshire. For more information, see www.woodlandheritage.org/woodland-to-workshop