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Cannich Squad planting in Affric Forest
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No: 2905   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1974
Cannich Squad planting in Affric Forest

View uphill towards the southwest corner of the Glen na Ciche, Glen Affric block, with 3 of the planting squad taking the lunch time piece.

Photograph courtesy of Bill Rayner, Tibbermore, who has provided some further information:

‘Left to right: Davie Cameron, George ‘Geordie’ Douglas (Ganger) and ‘Cheshire’ Cameron.

If I remember rightly we were screefing above the furrows as well as planting the ridges and putting in 800 a day to make the piecework. Most of us used border spades, with rounded blades created with the bastard files used for sharpening the rutter. When planting in the peat flats the spade had to have a keen edge, so as to cut the fibrous turf.’
Picture added on 06 March 2015
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