Local business highlights huge potential of forestry

5 December 2023

A Perthshire forestry company welcomed the local MSP to hear about the growth of its business - and the potential for further expansion in the industry to deliver major economic and environmental benefits to rural Scotland.

Jim Fairlie, SNP MSP for Perthshire South and Kinross-shire, visited the head office of RTS Forestry, which is based in Muthill Road, Crieff and celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2024. 

The company offers a wide range of services from forest management to timber harvesting, and supplies biomass to a wide range of public facilities and private businesses. It is part of a Scotland-wide forestry and wood industry worth £1 billion annually to the economy and which employs well over 25,000 people.