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TITLE
Map showing the areas devoted to deer forests
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_587_P532
PLACENAME
Scotland
PERIOD
1880s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
31307
KEYWORDS
deer
deer forests
forests
stalking
hunting
land management
deer management
trees
zoomable

The map shows the areas of Scotland that were devoted to deer forests.
Forest is a misleading name as a 'deer forest' is actually acres of open hill land. Deer stalking was made popular and fashionable by Prince Albert and many estates were managing the deer herds in such a way as to inflate the number of deer.

The unnaturally large number of deer has also led to deforestation as red deer, especially, had no problem in decimating a newly planted forest.

This map is taken from 'Report of Her Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry into the conditions of the Crofters and Cottars in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland'


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Map showing the areas devoted to deer forests

1880s

deer; deer forests; forests; stalking; hunting; land management; deer management; trees; zoomable

Highland Archive Centre

The map shows the areas of Scotland that were devoted to deer forests. <br /> Forest is a misleading name as a 'deer forest' is actually acres of open hill land. Deer stalking was made popular and fashionable by Prince Albert and many estates were managing the deer herds in such a way as to inflate the number of deer.<br /> <br /> The unnaturally large number of deer has also led to deforestation as red deer, especially, had no problem in decimating a newly planted forest.<br /> <br /> This map is taken from 'Report of Her Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry into the conditions of the Crofters and Cottars in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland' <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service