A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920 by T. C. Smout

By T. C. Smout

The 1st smooth heritage of Scottish woodlands, this hugely illustrated quantity explores the altering dating among timber and other people from the time of Scotland's first cost, concentrating on the interval 1500 to 1920. Drawing on paintings in average technology, geography and historical past, in addition to at the authors' personal study, it offers an available and readable account that balances social, fiscal and environmental components. starting chapters describe the early historical past of the woodlands. The ebook is then divided into chapters that think about conventional makes use of and administration, the influence of outsiders at the pine woods and the oakwoods within the first part of exploitation, and the impression of industrialization. Separate chapters are dedicated to case reviews of administration at Strathcarron, Glenorchy, Rothiemurchus, and on Skye. (10/1/05)

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Ritchie, The Influence of Man on Animal Life in Scotland (Cambridge, 1920), pp. 308, 484; F. F. Darling, ‘Ecology of land use in the Highlands and Islands’, in D. S. Thomson and I. Grimble (eds), The Future of the Highlands (London, 1968), p. 39. Tipping, ‘Living in the past’, p. 27; I. G. Simmons, ‘Vegetation change during the Mesolithic in the British Isles: some amplifications’, in F. M. ), Climate Change and Human Impact on the Landscape (London, 1993), pp. 109–18; C. Caseldine and J. , pp.

25–7. Scottish Green Party, A Rural Manifesto for the Highlands: Creating the Second Great Wood of Caledon (Inverness, 1989). 23 10716 EUP Native 31/7/07 9:29 am Page 24 Phil's G4 Phil's G4:Users:phil:Public: PHIL'S JOBS:10 T HE NATIVE WOODLANDS OF S COTLAND, 1500–1920 the story came, incidentally in the centenary year of Nairne’s original talk in Inverness, when Hugh Miles made a prize-winning film and wrote an accompanying book with Brian Jackman, The Great Wood of Caledon. The original author would have recognised most of this extract, though no doubt he, too, would have cringed at the tangled errors of the final sentence: The Great Wood of Caledon .

17; C. Campbell, R. Tipping and D. Cowley, ‘Continuity and stability in past upland land uses in the western Cheviot Hills, southern Scotland’, Landscape History, 24 (2002), pp. 111–19. A. Crone and F. ), People and Woods, pp. 60–5. 40 The Vikings have often been blamed for serious crimes of arson against the wood. Fraser Darling considered the centuries 800–1100 as a particularly disastrous epoch in its history, when ‘a destructive and parasitical folk . . 41 There is a widespread Highland tradition of explaining the blackened oaks and pines in the peat bogs as the traces of a burned and ruined forest left when the Vikings ravaged the country.

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