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Alastair Stephen extracting timber at Balblair
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No: 1266   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1978
Alastair Stephen extracting timber at Balblair

Photograph courtesy of Brian Fletcher, Conon Bridge.

The location within Balblair Wood, Bonar Bridge is uncertain but could be up on the flatter area next to the village.
Alastair Stephen (from Lairg) is driving a half track modified Ford Tractor but unfortunately the FC or Registration Number cannot be seen. The sulky definitely looks like a local workshop made item – any thoughts?
Picture added on 14 September 2012
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Both Chieftain Forge (Bathgate) and James Jones (Larbert) supplied similar half-track conversions at this time. The sulky looks as if it's painted red, as was much of Jones' engineering workshop output, so it may be from them.

Added by David Shearer on 12 December 2014.
Looks like a ford 5000 conversion to me the whole outfit reminds me of local blacksmith production. Those half tracks make all the difference a fearsome beast indeed.

Added by Leslie Phillip on 28 October 2017.
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