Lochbroom Woodfuels

sustainable woodfuels ~ creating opportunities

Lochbroom Woodfuels Ltd is a community-owned social enterprise based in Ullapool, in the Highlands of Scotland. We're committed to creating a reliable and sustainable firewood supply chain in our area and providing supported training and work placements for young people.

Our values

We warm...

            ... your home

Our high-quality firewood and wood briquettes have a low moisture content and are ready to burn. We stock a comprehensive range of woodfuel products including environmentally-friendly firelighters and kindling so you can buy everything you need under one roof.

We protect...

            ... the environment

Your logs are traceable from stove to forest through their Forestry Commission felling licence. The FC stipulates that at least one tree is planted to replace each one felled so Scotland's forests are managed sustainably and stay healthy. We source our raw timber within a 100 mile radius of Ullapool to reduce carbon released during haulage. A growing tree captures the same amount of carbon it releases when it burns, so local woodfuel is a carbon-lean, environmentally-friendly solid fuel.

We nurture...

            ...our young people

Through our processing and retail operations, we offer real-life work experience, training and paid employment opportunities for young people of all abilities who are struggling to enter the workplace. We help them develop skills which are relevant to rural industries so they are equipped to find a job locally or enter land-based further education.

We fight...

            ... fuel poverty

It is cheaper to heat your home with woodfuels than coal, oil or electricity. So everyone can benefit, we offer a free log stacking service for customers unable to do it themselves due to ill health, fraility or old age. Additionally, for households experiencing hardship, we've teamed up with a local windfarm to offer a regular discount on woodfuels. 

We create

            …social capital

Lochbroom Woodfuels is a community-owned social enterprise, constituted as a trading arm of the Ullapool Community Trust (charity no. SCO41228). All our profits are reinvested back into the business or other projects in our local community.