Lochbroom Woodfuels Ltd is a trading arm of Ullapool Community Trust and a community-owned social enterprise based in Ullapool, in the Highlands of Scotland. For more information please see their website
History of Lochbroom Woodfuels
A Community Survey Report identified strong support for a community supply of logs to be established. The Trust were able to secure funding from the Big Lottery’s Investing in Ideas fund to determine the viability of setting up a local, community owned woodfuel business. This award allowed UCT to contract the Community Woodland Association to do a woodland resource assessment of the Ullapool area which found that enough local timber is available to support a woodfuel business supplying residents. The funding also allowed an options appraisal for the woodfuel business and a business plan to be completed.
Following a successful funding application to Village SOS, UCT were able to establish Lochbroom Woodfuels as a trading arm.