The NWDG’s annual woodland history conference will be held on Wed 27th Oct 2010 at the Birnam Institute near Dunkeld. The theme is ‘Woods as working and cultural landscapes: past and present’. Speakers include Angus Winchester, giving a keynote talk on the woods of the Lake District as a cultural landscape.
Tom Cooper will give a talk on the cultural dimension of Rassal Ashwood NNR, based on our joint work there, with the dendrochronological analysis by CM having revealed much about the age and origins of the woodland. More info about this on Dendrochronicle’s projects page.
Other speakers include Christopher Dingwall, Lord Doune, Archie McConnel, Helen Shaw and Helen McDade. In the chair will be Chris Smout and Fiona Watson, with plenty of time for discussion provided. The programme and a booking form can be downloaded from the NWDG website. Lunch is provided in the very reasonable fee. This event is highly recommended to anyone interested in cultural aspects of our woodlands, past, present and future.