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Long Service Award to James Strachan, Huntly
Forestry Memories
No: 573   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1977
Long Service Award to James Strachan, Huntly

Photograph courtesy of James Strachan, Huntly, showing his father’s long service presentation in 1977 on retirement after 41 years service. The vast majority of James senior's service was in the Bin Forest where he started in 1935 and promoted to ganger in 1962.

George Taylor, Assistant Conservator, East Scotland is handing over Long Service Certificate to James Strachan marking 41 years service in the Bin and Huntly Forests. The people lined up for the presentation photograph are from the left: Alex Walker (Ganger), Roy Neish (Felling Squad), Davy Anderson (Chief Forester – Huntly Forest), Will Alexander (Keeper), James Strachan (Ganger), Bill Paterson (Lorry Driver – Gartly), George Taylor (Assistant Conservator), George Grant (Keeper), John Strachan (Felling Squad), George Morrison (Ganger – Balloch Forest)
Picture added on 13 April 2010
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