Dingwall Work



All photos are courtesy of Mr Philip Blake of Munro Sawmills Ltd.


Philip Blake in work mode.

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Dingwall Sawmill - Munro Sawmills Ltd

Early Days


Andrew Munro 1840-1900


Balvraid 1892


Balvraid


Balvraid House




1920 lorry


Duncan Munro


Old sawmill






Pit props


Pit props ready for delivery.

Horse power timber extraction.  Horse owner and logger appears to be the late George Munro of Evanton, known to  all as "Sonny Dick".



On the Bealach Nam Bo (Applecross Road) with timber for boat keels.


Applecross wood? ...... before ....


...... and after.


Sawmill on current site, 1970, with more boat keel timber.


Duncan Munro


Old sawmill


Modern Times












Timber extraction in difficult places ....






.... and in those more easily accessible, eg Castle Leod.

Equipment








Some of the modern equipment used.

Where the finishing process takes place


1996




2005


Modern building


Interior view


Control room


Work goes on in the older part.


Slat mill


Slat mill


At the treatment plant


At the treatment plant !


Timber awaiting transformation.


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