Forestry Memories

The Forestry Memories Image Library is a manifestation of the partnership between the UHI Centre for History, the Forestry Commission Scotland, and the Scottish Forestry Trust, based on a wider research project into the social history of forestry in Scotland in the twentieth century. Read about that here. You can see the main Forestry Memories site at any time, by clicking on the web address or above, at the left of the screen.

The Forestry Memories Image Library contains pictures of interest to those who may work or have worked in the Forestry Industries in Scotland. Images can be viewed by year, by album, by manufacturer or by contributor, or you can use the simple search at the top of this page. Just put in something like "chainsaw" or the name of a place "Fort Augustus" to get some results. There are 2502 pictures on the site just now.

When viewing the pictures you can leave your own comments using the form at the foot of each page. In this way we hope to build up an extensive collection of information, reminiscences and anecdotes. There are 809 on the site, but we still need to hear from or about you!

You are also able to make your own album of the images here and make this publicly available if you wish.

Images may be downloaded from this site for personal use, and for non-commercial educational purposes such as in a classroom or teaching environment, or for private research. For any other use of images, such as in a publication or on a publicly available website, copyright clearance must be obtained. The same applies to text from the website, for instance, that uploaded to the site to explain and contextualise photographs, which comprise the personal opinions of those credited. Please contact us and we will refer you to the relevant copyright owner. We believe we have the owner's permission to publish images we know are in copyright. If you think we have inadvertently used your copyright material without permission, please contact us.

Finally, we are looking for volunteers to assist with the image gathering and uploading to this site. If you would like to assist, or else to contribute something to the project archive at Highland Archive Centre, please contact:

Aberdeen University Forestry Society 1946-47
Aberdeen University Forestry Society 1946-47
Tariff Table volume measurement of treesSouth Strome Forest mapCost of a forestry horse in 1957Cost of forestry work at South Strome Forest
Forest Worker planting tree on ploughed peat Ploughing with TD9 and Cuthbertson ploughDarnaway Estate Forestry CourseForestry Commission Forester’s Certificate
John Keenleyside (Forres) remembers this event as he wa
John Keenleyside (Forres)on reading Shona's comments re
A rough count of the tree rings puts the age of the tre
It's at the head of Strath Ascaig, now known better as
I also came here looking for information on Smalley mac
Aberdeen University Forestry Society 1946-47
Tariff Table volume measurement of trees
South Strome Forest map
Cost of a forestry horse in 1957
Cost of forestry work at South Strome Forest
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