Local jobs safe
JOBS are said not to be under threat after the sale of Tilhill Forestry, a significant presence in the Argyll forestry industry.
Tilhill was purchased from its former owner, Finnish outfit UPM, on September 1 by Borders-based BSW Timber Limited.
With significant forestry management interests across Argyll established over four decades, Tilhill has offices in Oban and Strachur and directly employs 18 local staff.
A large number of local subcontractors are also employed, in tasks from ground preparation through planting and husbandry to harvesting and haulage.
A Tilhill spokesperson explained: ‘ There are currently no anticipated job losses as a result of the change of ownership’, adding that there would be ‘no impact’ on ongoing contracts.