Dingwall Work

Dingwall Community Collage

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

Philip Blake in work mode.

Duncan Munro's Memories  Click to view

Dingwall Sawmill - Munro Sawmills Ltd

Early Days

Andrew Munro 1840-1900

Balvraid 1892


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.


Some of the modern equipment used.

Where the finishing process takes place



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.

New venture - WoodBlocX

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