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TITLE
A letter regarding the introduction of Reindeer to the Cairngorms in the 1950s
EXTERNAL ID
Z_PC_UTSI_LETTER
PLACENAME
Cairngorms
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
M N P Utsi
SOURCE
Reindeer Company Limited
ASSET ID
130
KEYWORDS
Reindeer
deer
Cairngorm Mountains
A letter regarding the introduction of Reindeer to the Cairngorms in the 1950s

This letter concerns the introduction of reindeer to the Cairngorms in the 1950s. The first consignment was brought from Sweden in June 1952 and, after a period in quarantine, was released into the Rothiemurchus forest near Aviemore. The project was financed by the Reindeer Company Limited, under the auspices of the Reindeer Council of the United Kingdom, both founded by Swedish Reindeer Herder, Mikel Utsi.

From 1953, the Forestry Commission allowed the herd to graze on a 70 acre plantation, enabling the Company to demonstrate that there is no noticeable damage to conifers by reindeer. Further pasture was granted in 1954 by the Commission's North Conservancy throughout 5900 acres of higher ground in the Glenmore Forest Park, south of Loch Morlich, stretching up to the summits of Cairn Gorm and Cairn Lochain.

Since August 1989, the office of the Reindeer Company has been based at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre in Glenmore. The Reindeer Council has been disbanded

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A letter regarding the introduction of Reindeer to the Cairngorms in the 1950s

INVERNESS

1950s

Reindeer; deer; Cairngorm Mountains

Reindeer Company Limited

Reindeer Company Limited/Utsi

This letter concerns the introduction of reindeer to the Cairngorms in the 1950s. The first consignment was brought from Sweden in June 1952 and, after a period in quarantine, was released into the Rothiemurchus forest near Aviemore. The project was financed by the Reindeer Company Limited, under the auspices of the Reindeer Council of the United Kingdom, both founded by Swedish Reindeer Herder, Mikel Utsi. <br /> <br /> From 1953, the Forestry Commission allowed the herd to graze on a 70 acre plantation, enabling the Company to demonstrate that there is no noticeable damage to conifers by reindeer. Further pasture was granted in 1954 by the Commission's North Conservancy throughout 5900 acres of higher ground in the Glenmore Forest Park, south of Loch Morlich, stretching up to the summits of Cairn Gorm and Cairn Lochain.<br /> <br /> Since August 1989, the office of the Reindeer Company has been based at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre in Glenmore. The Reindeer Council has been disbanded