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Cable crane winch extraction – Strathyre Forest?
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No: 1926   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1976
Cable crane winch extraction – Strathyre Forest?

Photograph taken by Don MacCaskill and image courtesy of Bridget MacCaskill, Strathyre. Don was based as Head Forester at Inverinan from about 1960 through to about 1968 before transferring initially to Allean Forest and then Strathyre Forest in1972.

Forestry Commission constructed Igland winch on Ford tractor working in an unidentified location with unknown operators. The winch is in highlead set up – working without a fixed skyline – and must be in short rackways of perhaps around 100-200 yards depending on the slopes. The trees are larch and extracting of modest volumes of thinnings is taking place from below as well as above the forest road.

The view of the hillside behind may give some clue to the location. Can anyone help with this and also suggest names for the winch team?
Picture added on 23 August 2013
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