Huge swathes of the Highlands are being put up for sale in what is said to be evidence of a massive boom in multi-million-pound timber industry.
An 18-month operation to fell trees has finally concluded near Primrose Bay on Loch Ness leading to 5,300 tonnes of timber being harvested.
An Angus based timber merchant has merged with a Central Belt rival in a multi-million pound move that creates the largest independent timber distribution company in Scotland.
North-east timber-frame kit home specialist Scotframe has opened a sales office and showroom in Swindon as it targets a larger share of the English self-build housing market.
Scottish rural management and property consultancy Galbraith says too many investors are missing out on healthy returns from forestry.
A worker on the Aberdeen bypass was taken to hospital with head injuries after a falling piece of timber cracked his hard hat apart and knocked him unconscious.
Improvements worth a combined £550,000 will be carried out on more than a dozen Moray roads to ensure they are suitable for use in the timber trade.
Most of the 17 jobs jeopardised by a north housebuilder going into administration have been secured.
Scottish sawmill business BSW Timber overcame rising log prices and an “uncertain” market to increase its profits in its last financial year.
A Highland haulage company has been awarded almost £1million for a new water freight service that will reduce the number of timber trucks on Scotland's trunk roads.
The increase in the volume of timber being transported in the north and the impact this will have on local roads will be considered at a meeting of the forestry sector tomorrow.
Landowners in Scotland should consider planting productive forests as demand for good quality timber increases and pressure builds for the diversification of land use, according to Bidwells.
The Scottish Government must up its commitment to tree planting to prevent a drop in the supply of timber in the future, warns a leading forestry figure.