ABOUT US

LOGIE TIMBER

LOCAL - SUSTAINABLE - HEALTHY

“Our aim is to create a legacy far greater than cladding and coffee tables. Wood can tell a story, be a conversation starter, become part of a family home; a living piece of history.”

FULL CIRCLE

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Sanding and Planing
Planting
Planting
Woodland-Management
Woodland Management
Tree Surgery & Felling
Sawmilling
Products for Sale

THE TEAM

Mark Councill

Founder

As an experienced forester, I am passionate about ensuring that there is an established market for high quality hardwood production in the region. With Clean Cut Forestry, my tree surgery and forestry business, I source quality timber from forestry jobs that would otherwise be a waste product or cut up into firewood. Logie Timber works symbiotically with my pre-existing forestry business to complete our Full Circle approach.

I hold a wide range of chainsaw and tree surgery qualifications and am a member of the International Society of Arboriculture. I play rugby, am a keen climber in any spare moment, and was an outdoor instructor & rope access technician in a past life. I hold a Mountain Leader Award, Single Pitch Award and live in Grantown with my wife Gill and dog Reiff. 

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Alec Laing

Founder

Logie has been my home my whole life, my family have been here for 6 generations and have been growing trees and sawmilling on a small scale for building and fencing throughout the years.

This project started out because of Mark and my desire to make more of what is available to us in the area and develop more productive yet diverse woodlands in the process.

I’m a mechanical engineer by training so machinery setup and maintenance at the mill feels like more of a joy than a chore! It’s fantastic to have such an engaged, passionate team working at the mill, it makes our jobs far easier!

 “Focus on the solution, not the problem.”

Thomas Ardern

MILL PRODUCTION MANAGER

I have a passion for travel, food and the great outdoors, and of course woodworking. I’m lucky enough to indulge in my hobbies and work in an awesome sawmill with awesome people.

I started life on a farm near Huntly and quickly grew a love for nature and its hills. After leaving school, my love for snowboarding enabled me to travel around the world for a couple of years 

“A tree as big as a man’s embrace springs from a single seed. A tower nine stores high begins as a heap of earth. A journey of a thousand miles starts from where your feet stand” – Tao Te Chiang

Ross Howie

Mill FOREMAN

I’m a journeyman fabricator, a journeyman welder with pressure welding qualifications. I’ve been a sawyer here at Logie Timber for almost three years and have also taken up blacksmithing in that time.

“Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right” – Ross Howie

Dave Philp

Builder & Joiner

I’m originally from Kent and having spent almost 30 years in Lincolnshire, I moved to Dunphail with my wife, Rachel and 3 labradors in the Summer of 2014.

I enjoy spending my free time riding my 1950’s motorcycle and I have a love of anything old, interesting and noisy!

I can turn my hand to pretty much anything and am proud to have been a part of the Logie Timber team from the outset.

“Dave doesn’t do inspirational quotes” !!

David Robson

Builder & Joiner

As a young man I worked closely with my father gathering skills in carpentry, furniture restoration & musical instrument repair. 

His interest in quality craftsmanship & the handmade gifted me the making bug from an early age. I combined these skills with a keen interest in Art , Design and Architecture to gain a BA (Hons) in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art.

Several creative years on was time to move north, nurture a family and build a home. 

To date I practice as a woodworker alongside design/making bespoke builds and am a partner in Yellow Broom lighting and product design www.yellowbroomproduct.com

Respecting the environment through a considered sustainable approach to making I now find myself working alongside this talented crew which is fantastic. 

“practice safe design: use a concept” – Petrula Vrontikis

Coran Gleed

sawyer & photographer

Originally from Plymouth, I moved to Logie in 2019 where I joined the Sawmill team as a Sawyer. Having studied and worked in photography most of my working life I also produce most of the photographs and videography for the company.

“if in doubt, give it a clout” – Dave Philp

Scott Grosdanoff

Sawyer & Rock Climber

As a rock climber and hill runner, I enjoy spending my time in nature. As such, I am proud to work for a sustainable approach in the timber industry and aim to improve the welfare of scottish woodlands.

I have been working for Logie Timber for the past year alongside working towards tree cutting and climbing qualifications.

“The mind is everything, what you think, you become” – Buddha

Jacques Fiette

sawyer & apprentice

From France, I am an apprentice and labourer, with a background in woodcutting, and a degree in forestry. I’m passionate about rock climbing, trail running, and any outdoor pursuits.

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” -John Muir

Tania Pereira

WEB DESIGNER

I’m a multifaceted creative individual, with a background in multimedia and web design.

From Malaysia, I recently relocated to Moray with my husband. I have a strong interest in travel, woodworking  and drone photography. 

“Memory is the scribe of the soul.” -Aristotle

Reiff

Mill & Office Manager

I’ve had a strong interest in wood from a young age (mainly sawn timber).

I spend my day ensuring all timber at the mill is locally sourced and of the highest quality, often burying any that doesn’t meet our stringent quality controls. Outside of work I enjoy long walks, hill runs, and back rubs.

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Shultz (cartoonist, Peanuts)

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