East Woodlands House near Aberdeen
The image is courtesy of Dave Stewart, Dufftown, from a collection belonging to his father George Stewart.
‘1963 to 1966 – My father took on the role as the first person to do Tools Instruction, travelling around the North East Conservancy in a Bedford Van, training forestry workers in the use of hand tools, saw sharpening and chainsaws. Dad was very good with hand tools so this was right up his street and would have liked to have continued with this but you were only allowed to specialise for 3 years.
We move to East Woodlands near Dyce to be more central for this job. East Woodlands was a large house gifted to the Forestry Commission along with a small Estate, there was a small burial area nearby in the wood, which had to be maintained by the FC where the Owner and his wife were laid to rest as well as a memorial to their son who had been killed in the war hence with no heirs for handover’.
Any more details of what happened to the house and other forestry occupants would be very welcome.
Picture added on 22 October 2018 at 19:33