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WW1 and Scotland’s Forests
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No: 3760   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1918
WW1 and Scotland’s Forests

The document is provided courtesy of Euan and Syd House and also appeared in the Forestry Commission Association website. Written by Eaun the resource time was assisted and funded by Forestry Commission Scotland and The Woodland Trust.

Euan’s article provides an interesting view of the situation and actions in Scotland’s forests during the 1914-1918 war with accounts of the men, women and resources used as well as the volumes of timber felled. The role of the Canadians, Newfoundlanders, local timber companies and people is described in some detail as are the end results of all the felling on the country’s forest reserve.

The article is reproduced in the attached PDF at the end of which is a series of photographs of people, forests, Canadians and forest working scenes some of which are courtesy of the Atholl estates archives.
Picture added on 05 October 2017 at 10:54
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That is interesting, I did not know that Canadians came over during the 1st world war too.

Added by Jimmy Thain on 10 October 2017.
Trying to find information about my grandfather James Macewan who was head forester in glenmoriston/ invermoriston. Something about the great fire. It occured rough time estimate may be around 1920 ish. Any information on this ? I would be most grateful thank you.

Added by Graeme Macewan on 01 January 2018.
Aye Graeme Macewan,
May I suggest that you visit the Glenmoriston website? "www.glenmoriston.org.uk"

Once in the website, navigate using the headings on the left-hand side of the page and left clicking using the mouse, on the following headings: "Glenmoriston", "Moriston Matters", "History"

Once you have arrived at this page you will see more headings down the left-hand side of the page and I think "Forest Fire" and "The Heid Forester" would be of personal interest to you for a start! Further exploration of the whole website, I am sure would provide you with more personal insights into your forbears and anybody else interested in the development of forestry in the Invermoriston area.
My regards, Bill

Added by Bill Rayner on 01 January 2018.
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