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Restock Seminar Ft Augustus
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No: 3432   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1986
Restock Seminar Ft Augustus

Photograph is courtesy of John Ireland, who is currently based at Lochaber Forest District.

One of the field seminars to update front line staff on latest thinking on felled site cultivation systems and planting methods.

Up until this point the main tools available for cultivation was either the very large and heavy D7 tractor and mounted restock plough or a wheeled tractor with scarifier discs fitted on the back. These were suitable for drier pine typical sites but wetter spruce sites had to be planted without any cultivation until the advent of the mounding excavator which came to the forefront in the late 1970s. During the 1980s the systems of mounding was developed and further refined as excavators were further developed and tooled up and work studied.

The people present have been numbered and some named as follows:

1. John Keenleyside (Forest Research or Inverness Forest District)
2. Mike Green (suggested re comments below)
3. Roy Harvey (District Forester – Buchan Forest District)
4. ?
5. David Tracy (Dave) (Research Forester - Silv(N) Research Outstation, Cairnbaan, Argyll)
6. ?
7. Ron Marnie (Forest District Manager- Buchan Forest District)
8. John Drummond (Suggested re comments below)
9. Arkle Fraser (Forest District Manager – Dornoch Forest District)
10. ?
11. ?
12. Bob Smith (District Forester - Fort Augustus Forest District)
13. Gordon Paterson (Forest Research – Edinburgh)
14. Norman Davidson (District Forester – Dornoch Forest District)
15. ?

More names would be very welcome.
Picture added on 02 November 2016 at 16:52
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I think No.2 is Mike Green, recently retired. He was assistant DO at Buchan District at the time.

Added by Ronald MARNIE on 23 September 2018.
I think No.11 could be David Robertson Chief Forester Skye and is No.8 John Drumond ?

Added by Frank Thom on 24 September 2018.
Yes, Frank. No.8 is John Drummond for sure. Not sure about No.11

Added by Ronald MARNIE on 24 September 2018.
I perhaps that No.6 could be Sandy Calder

Added by Frank Thom on 25 September 2018.
Aye Frank, having had a wee look, do you no think that No.6 is Dave Tracy, Research Forester at Cairnbaan Silv(N) Research Outstation? AMENDED 27/09/2018

Please accept my apologies Frank, I misread in my haste No.5 and No.6, I do not know whether No.6 is Sandy Calder or David Paterson. However, I suspect from the stature of the man, the hat and the thinning crown it more likely to be David Paterson, Forest Research - Edinburgh.

Added by Bill Rayner on 25 September 2018.
No 6 looks the same shape as Davie Paterson? Could he have been there do you think?

Added by Ronald MARNIE on 26 September 2018.
I have contacted No.5 Dave Tracy, Research Forester at Cairnbaan Silv(N) Research Outstation, Argyll. He confirms that he is No.5 in the image.

Added by Bill Rayner on 27 September 2018.
No.2 is Mike Green. He joined the FC's district office in Perth as a new district officer in the late 1970s. I was an area land agent based in that office at the time.

Added by Charles Dickens on 17 October 2018.
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