We hope to run Scotland’s first Woodland to Workshop course in October 2020. Of course, nothing can be certain but we will post information as we get it and keep applicants updated.
Woodland to Workshop is a 3-day practical training course in homegrown hardwoods, following closely to the Woodland Heritage W2W courses run in Herefordshire twice a year since 2008, attended by over 250 people already. For more information, see www.woodlandheritage.org/woodland-to-workshop
The W2W Scotland course (based at the Scottish Wood sawmill in Fife) will be very similar 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 28-30 October 2020.
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 W2W@ASHS.CO.UK