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Lochaber timber shipped out to Alexandria in Egypt

KAPITAN KONKIN ship being loaded with timber
The timber was taken by boat from Loch Linnhe to Alexandria

A Lochaber saw mill has secured a contract to supply one of Egypt's largest timber distributors.

About 6,500 sq m of kiln-dried sawn timber from BSW Timber's Fort William site left by boat from Loch Linnhe to Alexandria earlier this month.

It was the first time a large quantity of timber had been sent from the Lochaber mill to North Africa.

Previously, the Borders-based company supplied its North African markets from a mill in Latvia.

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