There are around 150 forest-related companies in the Borders employing more than 600 people. The largest elements of this sector are forest processing, timber harvesting and forestry management and consultancy.
The forestry industry around the Scottish Borders offers an opportunity to attract companies from a diverse supply-chain including renewable energy firms with an interest in the use of forest-related products for biomass, CHP and other fuel possibilities.

Wood Supply Chain

The Wood Supply Chain and Small Forest-Related Businesses in the Scottish Borders looked at a number of opportunities including biomass, timber-frame construction, self-build, forest-tourism and green products.