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Foresters and Foreman, Strathyre Forest
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No: 1572   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1957
Foresters and Foreman, Strathyre Forest

Photographs courtesy of William Fleming, Polmont with help from his brother Alan.

William spent two years on a Forestry Commission apprentice scheme in Strathyre Forest living in the hostel with about 16 other young lads who worked along side the longer term forest workers.

The Strathyre Forest supervisory staff in this photograph from the left: Jimmy Allan (Forester), Alastair Cameron (Head Forester), Willie Rose (Foreman).

William recalls that Jimmy Allan came from up Aberdeen way and was very much into Highland dancing: so much so that it had been know to find him practicing a Highland Fling in some isolated corner of the forest.

This is a felling site at Ardoch, Strathyre and behind the men can be seen the stumps of several birch trees and the trees themselves lying on the ground. They appear to have beeen cut with an axe but possibly a bushman was used to cut part way through. No doubt they would be used for fuel for the wood fires if a road was close by but the main reason for felling would be to replant the site with fater growing conifers.
Picture added on 18 February 2013
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