Good time for switch to timber
FORESTRY will continue to offer sound investment opportunities post-Brexit, according to Scotland’s leading rural property consultancy. CKD Galbraith, which advises clients on woodland management across Scotland, said that forestry would continue to offer stable investment platforms whilst more common investment routes are subject to continuing uncertainty. With Scotland’s agricultural sector witnessing low commodity prices and falling subsidy payments, now is an optimum time for farmers and landowners to branch out and consider creating woodland on their land. Woodland is a popular long-term investment opportunity given the high value of productive forestry land and strong timber prices. According to the Forestry Index, the returns from woodland have averaged around eight per cent for the past 20 years.