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Roseisle Forest foreshore Comp 40
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No: 2725   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1932
Roseisle Forest foreshore Comp 40

The image is courtesy of the family of late George Dey who have gifted the actual slides to Aberdeen University.

This image of the sand dunes has been replicated in an old album which recently came to light in Newton Forest Office and is courtesy of Moray and Aberdeenshire Forest District with particular help from Lesley Hutcheson.

Following the unearthing of the album and other historical documents most of the glass lantern slides can now be attributed to R Cowell-Smith who was a District Officer covering the Culbin and Roseisle Forest areas 1932-1934 and who is likely to have compiled the album on sand dune afforestation. PDF contains page from album with text and same image.

This particular slide also describes the location as Roseisle Forest and shows the early stages of creating an artificial sand dune parallel to the high water mark by erecting a permeable barrier fence which had been two years in position. The comments continue ‘Dune of the correct type with easy gradients. Built with open meshed barrier’.
Picture added on 17 November 2014
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