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Castle Wood at Caerlaverock

The Guardian invited Coralie to write about a favourite old wood this week, and while there are many amazing old Scottish woods that I know well, there are fewer that have ready visitor access while retaining an atmosphere of intense … Continue reading

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SESOD: South East Scotland Oak Dendrochronology Project

The South East Scotland Oak Dendrochronology (SESOD) project aims to build the first long oak reference chronology for SE Scotland which represents a large geographic gap in native oak tree-ring coverage. This is part of a larger issue, that native … Continue reading

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Norwegian Wood? Dendro-dating in Anstruther

Dendrochronolgical analysis of single oak timber, a second floor joist, from St Nicholas Church Tower in Anstruther, was recently undertaken on behalf of the Anstruther Improvements Association. The analysis was successful in providing both a date and a provenance for … Continue reading

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Lochwood’s ancient oaks

Why has it taken me so long to visit this astonishing old oak wood at Lochwood, near Beattock, Dumfries & Galloway. The old oaks are relicts of a medieval deer park or wider hunting forest beside Lochwood Tower, the historic … Continue reading

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SCOT2K A 2000 year native pine tree-ring record for Scotland

A 2000 year tree-ring chronology for native pine in Scotland: that is the exciting objective of the NERC-funded SCOT2K Project led by Dr Rob Wilson at the University of St Andrews. I am delighted to have been appointed as a … Continue reading

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Dendrochronology masterclass

Delighted to have been invited to speak about dendrochronology in the Scottish cultural sphere for the 36th series of the Architectural Conservation Masterclasses, University of Edinburgh. Details and bookings for all the lectures in the 2013 programme through this link … Continue reading

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Dendrochronology workshops announced

Two new Dendrochronicle one-day workshops have been announced, full details on the Events page, and bookings are now open. One is on tree-ring dating in archaeology (12th July) and one on tree-rings & tree-forms in wooded landscape studies (13th July), … Continue reading

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Historic Woodland Survey FCS dayschool

On 20th April 2012, Peter Quelch & Coralie Mills led a dayschool arranged by Matt Ritchie (FCS archaeologist) to introduce our approach to Historic Woodland Survey. The day was attended by several FCS staff and representatives of other institutions including … Continue reading

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