Major UK sawmill visited by government MP


A & J Scott Ltd who are a large player in the UK sawmilling industry were recently visited by the Conservative MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, Anne-Marie Trevelyan as part of National Apprenticeship Week in the UK.  The theme of the week is 'ladder of opportunity' - celebrating the achievements of apprentices over the last decade and highlighting the many apprenticeship routes available for young talent, from traineeships through to higher and degree apprenticeships. A & J Scott Ltd are proud of their apprenticeship scheme providing training to a very high standard and have done so for many years.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan is a Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Forestry where together with other MP’s the Group work towards promoting the UK’s forestry sector. In the UK one of the major voices for the forestry and wood sector is Confor and they work together with Anne-Marie Trevelyan as part of the APPG. Confor is a not-for-profit organisation that works very hard to promote the timber industry at all levels including governmental.

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Söderhamn Eriksson are proud to say that we have been suppliers to A & J Scott Ltd for many years. A & J Scott Ltd were established in 1960 and are a strong family company and employ over 100 people which makes them a very important employer in the Northumberland area. Over the last 18 months they have invested in a large upgrade to their sawline with Söderhamn Eriksson equipment including a new mill infeed, 3D optimising with LogPos and a bandsaw reducer quad. At the same time we also installed a new Catech 400 optimising edger line. More recently Söderhamn Eriksson supplied a Bruks drum chipper line to A & J Scott Ltd. The result of all these investments enabled them to start 2017 with an all-time record output.

Robert Scott, Managing Director, said, “This latest investment will increase our output of high quality fencing products to complement the increased range of railway sleepers and landscaping timbers we are producing. It's a great feeling to start the new year by bringing the upgraded production facilities online, and we are looking forward to another strong year ahead."

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Photo courtesy of  Anne-Marie Trevelyan