The Social History of Forestry

Carried out by: University of the Highlands and Islands

Summary Description:

This project aims to research through personal interviews and ultimately produce a book describing the contribution that forestry has made to the social fabric and economy of Scotland. Looking back to the early 1900's, the work will include interviews with a number of surviving individuals who either worked in “the forestry” or had an influence in its policy development including the added value processing sector.

Further assistance of £1,000 was provided in 2016 to enable full colour illustrations for the book now called "Voices of the  Forest".

Timescale: 2009-2016

SFT Funds Awarded: £22,000

Project Outcomes:

Further information on this project can be found on the Forest Memories website available here

You can pre-order the finished book directly from the publishers Birlinn.

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