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Ploughing in Rannoch Forest
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No: 3865   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1961
Ploughing in Rannoch Forest

Photograph is courtesy and copyright of Forestry Commission, Forest Research, Roslin, and provided with help from Glen Brearley. FR Photo number No B5107 photograph taken by I A Anderson.

Lovely image of ploughing operation on a fine May day in Rannoch Forest. Old style Cuthbertson rounded arched plough with single furrow peat plough head pulled by a Caterpillar tractor. This is really tine plough country as it is shallow firm dry peat over a very stony subsoil and would have wrought havoc on the plough heads. Tine ploughs were just coming in at this time and not that common.

Can anyone identify the location and the valley in the distance? Any suggestions as to who were the tractor drivers?
Picture added on 13 February 2018 at 08:09
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Duncan Menzies former forester at Rannoch and Jim Connell(95) former ploughman believe this is the south side of Loch Rannoch above Carie. Duncan can remember using Andrew Allan (ploughing contractor from Callander) late fifties, early sixties so could be a couple of his machines and operators. Can anyone else confirm?

Added by Norman Davidson on 14 February 2018.
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