Scottish Executive awards EWS with £1m for timber traffic





Date: 05/12/2002

The Scottish Executive has awarded EWS with £1m for timber traffic. The grant will be broken up as follows;

- £158,000 to partly finance the re-development of the rail freight depot at Beattock for timber. EWS is seeking further funding.

- £766,000 for a track access grant for timber sent by rail from Fort William, Crianlarich and Arrochar to Chirk in North Wales.

- £143,000 for a track access grant for timber from Kinbrace in Sutherland to Inverness. The project is also supported by the Highland Council, the Forestry Commission, the Highland Rail Partnership and EWS.


External links

EWS Press Release

Highland Council

The Highland Council website provides access to key services and information for local residents, businesses and visitors to the area

Forestry Commission

Find out about visiting forests, woodland grants and tree planting, felling regulations and much more.

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