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More information about the area around Dornoch/Embo
Hi, I was wondering if anyone had anymore information on the Dornoch Plantation and the area around it including Embo, Golspie and Lairg. My grandparents lived in Embo and some of my family still do live in the area. I was particularly interested in the types of trees used in the plantations in this area and also what trees are native. And maybe the history of when these plantations were made. basically any information?
Posted by Ross Hammond on 20 February 2018
Hi My dad, rory macgregor worked at the forestry in fortaugustus. he has a few photos he will happily share. Some of the faces in the photos are charlie macdonald, jim fraser and eddie mackenzie. There are a few photos. He has great memories of working at Fort Augustus.
Posted by Mayanne MacGregor on 28 June 2017
Hello from Australia
Just spent an pleasant hour looking at your photos, thank you very much.
I am a forester from Australia and am planning a off road cycling tour in Scotland this summer. I was wondering do you have photos of activities in Culbin forest, which I understand have a interesting history of land reclamation following storm inundation.

Posted by Ken Boer on 02 June 2017
Alex Grossert
Alex Grossert, formerly of Glentress Forestry School, passed away peacefully at home on 24th February 2017.
He talked with fondness of his days there and of his subsequent jobs in Forestry after that.
His last appointment was with Lord Mountbatten on the Broadlands Estate in Romsey, Hampshire.
Aged 95, he remained active until the last year of his life, still riding his bike, tending to his garden and enjoying the wonders of the natural world.
I hope this is the best way to contact the website.

Shona Marshall (daughter)
Posted by Shona Marshall on 10 March 2017
Information on a Cat D2 FC74 and a D4 7j3261
Hi, I looking for any information on the following Caterpillar crawlers. First is a 1940 Cat D2 with hyster logging winch. serial number 5J2684 Forestry Commission Number FC74. It has a three Lightmoor Workshop inspection plates dated 1950, 1952 and 1955. I would love to know where this tractor came from and where spent most of its life. I believe it has spent most of its life in Hampshire but would love to confirm. Also any pictures would be greatly appreciated. Also a 1940 Cat D4 serial number 7J3261. This again is believed to have spent most of its life in Hampshire and was bought from the Knocker Bros in Wickham who bought it from the commission. It has some unique features which differ from most production Cat D4s. It has longer track frames, solid idlers and equilizer bar. The equilizer bar extends out of the frame similar to picture 2160 which Ive not seen anywhere before. Any information on these tractors and similar tractor would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Ben
Posted by Ben Hampshire on 11 August 2016
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Jim Connell
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Forestry in the Highlands
Posted on 17 June 2014
Barmore Forest Appin
Posted on 11 November 2011
Achnamara Village
Posted on 29 September 2011
1st Baron, Lord Roy Robinson of Kielder
Posted on 25 November 2010
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Posted on 05 February 2010
Skye forester
Posted on 07 January 2010
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