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Hardwood or softwood?

In recent years firewood has continued to be a popular source of heat and light for many people, particularly those who live in Scotland. Wood-burning stoves in particular have enjoyed a revival locally. Firewood is divided into two broad categories. These are hardwood and softwood. While both have their own advantages and disadvantages, understanding the differences between the two can help you make an informed… Read More »Hardwood or softwood?

6 tips to dry your firewood

Drying firewood is an important step in preparing it for use, as wet wood burns less efficiently and produces more smoke and creosote buildup in chimneys. We all live in the north of Scotland so making the best use of the warmer seasons in combination with the following tips will keep you right. Here are some tips for drying firewood: Always check if the wood… Read More »6 tips to dry your firewood