The Ballater Historic Forestry Project
The Ballater Historic Forestry Project Association was set up in 2005 to bring to public attention the remarkable story of the Newfoundland lumberjacks who came to Ballater in 1940 and built a logging camp at Dalmochie in Pannanich Wood (known as the Glenmuick Camp).
Ultimately the Association hopes to reconstruct the camp on the original site and develop it as a visitor attraction and educational facility. Today the foundations of the huts and the concrete bases of the stoves can be clearly seen at Dalmochie and the woodland has grown up again, and is in the care of the Forestry Commission.
The Ballater Historic Forestry Project Association plan to:-
- rebuild one or two of the log cabins with onsite interpretation
- make a film about the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit and the camp they built at Dalmochie
- produce a walking trail leaflet for the area
This artist impression shows how the reconstructed camp might look.
Plant and Roots
The new book "Plant and Roots" by Ian Cameron, tells a social history of Ballater, Scotland.
The book makes many references to the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit working in Ballater in the 1940s and can be purchased from Deeside Books, Ballater. The book costs £12.50 plus postage and packing (£2.50 for UK and £7.00 airmail to North America)
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