In January 2019 Lochbroom Woodfuels, which is still wholly owned by UCT, entered into a partnership with The Highland BBQ Shop (HBBQ) to take on the management, marketing and distribution of firewood produced by LBWF.
Since then we are sure that LBWF customers will have noticed an improvement in the service and the quality of the wood. Prices have been maintained since December 2018 and our aim is to offer local next day delivery.
In addition, we have seen significant investment in the business by HBBQ. We now have new processing machinery, a covered processing area and more sheltered storage for the wood and a tidier yard. Plus, you will probably have seen the new delivery truck nipping around the area.
The ethos of LBWF remains the same – creating a reliable and sustainable wood fuel supply chain in the area in order to reduce fossil fuel usage, mitigate fuel poverty and create employment and training opportunities.
The LBWF board are active in the proposed community ownership of Lael Forest. If the forest is bought it will provide a secure supply of firewood for years to come.