Scots pine forest can still be found in certain areas of Scotland. The timber is pale reddish-brown with distinct rings, and a pale coloured sap-wood. The timber is not durable without treatment, but is strong, light and easily worked.
Used extensively in joinery and construction, and in the past, pit props and railway sleepers. It has also been popular in furniture where the large number of knots are regarded as decorative rather than a weakness
Reprocessed as woodchip or as biomass for energy generation
Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmills - www.ashs.co.uk