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Leslie Phillip and David Wood – Tollmuir sawmill
Forestry Memories
No: 2914   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1967
Leslie Phillip and David Wood – Tollmuir sawmill

Photograph courtesy of Leslie Phillip, Perth that shows him and his friend David Wood (in front) outside the sawmill at Tollmuir where David worked as a tractor driver delivering logs to the mill.

This site is now occupied by Netherton Tractors Ltd (a John Deere and farm machinery sales group) and sits on the side of the present A90.

Can anyone say who owned the sawmill?
Picture added on 30 March 2015
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Sawmills, pulp mills, chipboard mills
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I think the last name of the owner at that time was Miller or to the locals known as Curly Miller. A real mean hard working sawmill.

Added by Leslie Phillip on 22 July 2015.
The information is correct. Curly Miller sold the mill to David Montgomery from Glasgow in the late 1970's. I was the mill manager there until November 1981. I moved from there to be manager of the James Jones mill in Forres.

Added by Peter Ross on 24 February 2016.
Peter Ross if you want to see more photos of Tollmuir sawmill and its timber haulage tractor etc go to search box for, Leslie phillip

Added by Leslie Phillip on 25 February 2016.
Campbells of Forestmuir near Forfar was another sawmill with a reputation for hard work in the 1950s and the 1960s. The owner was known locally as Kilty Campbell.The off cut slabs from this sawmill were stacked high outside the gates next to the main road, the advert in the local paper was always slabs free for the uplifting I was surprised the saw miller still had all his fingers as the slabs were mostly bark.

Added by Leslie Phillip on 10 November 2017.
If I remember correctly the sawmill at Campmuir was called Crauchan, on further investigation it appears to still be operating with the building of garden sheds and garages.

Added by Leslie Phillip on 15 November 2017.
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