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Forestry Houses Glen Eynort Skye
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No: 1481   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1977
Forestry Houses Glen Eynort Skye

The photograph is courtesy of the family of George Dey. George took many forestry photographs in his forestry career and many are now shown on this web site. Check under ‘Groups’ and George Dey Collection.

This view of the Glen Brittle Forest worker houses at Eynort takes in a brief view of the Loch Eynort in the distance.

Can anyone confirm what type of timber houses these are? There are descriptions of timber houses as Swedish or Finnish. Some are one and half storey such as these and some are full two storeys but most seem to be two houses in one building.

How many buildings formed this ‘forestry village’ and who stayed there?
Picture added on 24 January 2013
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The tiles on the roof were cedar. We think the walls were Norway spruce. There were 8 houses in this row and a bungalow of the same timber in Grula where the Forester lived. No 1 was always the MacPherson family, 2 was loads of different people manly contractors etc. No 3 was Iain MacCaskill, No 4 was Bill Miller, No 5 David Blakley, No 6 Pete Grounds, No 7 John-Norman Morrison and No 8 a few different family's manly contractors.

Added by Mairi Miller on 19 March 2015.
The houses are Swedish houses, which were as prefab timber houses after World War II. The wood is Baltic pine. Refer to the website of Prefab Museum- Swedish house for more information.

Added by SOHINI NANDI on 01 December 2018.
Remember working there well. Knew all the people mentioned. Great place to work apart from bad midges at times

Added by Colin Croy... on 27 January 2019.
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