A local loch and wee hill

Loch nam Bonnach, near Beauly

During the past few weeks Neil and I have enjoyed half-day explorations of some previously unexplored local woodlands. As home is just west of the Moray Firth, we have enjoyed superb views down to the water of the Beauly Firth, north over the Black Isle and west to the glens of Cannich, Strathfarrar, Affric and beyond.
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Canadian Forestry Corps in the local woods

Last week I went to a very interesting talk about the Canadian Forestry Corps in the Highlands of Scotland. I was interested to learn more about this as the CFC worked locally – both here at Kiltarlity and where I work at Glenmore.

The Canadian Forestry Corps. was composed of professional woodsmen and was first organized during World War One at the request of the UK to help meet Britain’s timber needs during the war. It was re-formed in World War Two to play the same role. Most of its activities were centred in the Highlands of Scotland during the latter conflict. There were 33 camps scattered in north-eastern Scotland.
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