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TITLE
Letter from the Royal Scottish Arboricultural Society, 1924, page 2
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D522_11_2
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5225
KEYWORDS
conservation
forestry
pest control
Letter from the Royal Scottish Arboricultural Society, 1924, page 2

A letter from the Northern Branch of the Royal Scottish Arboricultural Society informing the Secretary of the Highland Squirrel Club of their aborted attempt, due to an indifferent response, to form a Squirrel Club in Inverness-shire. Those landowners who had shown an interest in joining were referred to the Highland Squirrel Club:

Charles MacKenzie, Factor for Sir George MacPherson-Grant of Ballindalloch
Major Neil Fraser-Tytler of Aldourie
Major Scott, Forestry Commission, Inverness
Captain W E MacKintosh of Kyllachy
A J MacKenzie, Factor for Dochfour
Mrs Fraser of Reelig
British Aluminium Co. Ltd., Foyers
J M Grant of Invermoriston
H L Cooper of Struy

In 1844, Lady Lovat persuaded the government to re-introduce red squirrels in the Highlands. However, their numbers multiplied rapidly, as did their outward migration. In response to the damage caused to woodlands landowners formed a Highland Squirrel Club with the purpose of hunting, trapping, and killing the squirrels. The society paid a sum of money for each squirrel killed by the landowners or their staff, the total being determined by the number of tails submitted


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Letter from the Royal Scottish Arboricultural Society, 1924, page 2

1920s

conservation; forestry; pest control

Highland Archive Centre

Highland Squirrel Club (various letters) / Duncan & Duncan

A letter from the Northern Branch of the Royal Scottish Arboricultural Society informing the Secretary of the Highland Squirrel Club of their aborted attempt, due to an indifferent response, to form a Squirrel Club in Inverness-shire. Those landowners who had shown an interest in joining were referred to the Highland Squirrel Club:<br /> <br /> Charles MacKenzie, Factor for Sir George MacPherson-Grant of Ballindalloch<br /> Major Neil Fraser-Tytler of Aldourie<br /> Major Scott, Forestry Commission, Inverness<br /> Captain W E MacKintosh of Kyllachy<br /> A J MacKenzie, Factor for Dochfour<br /> Mrs Fraser of Reelig<br /> British Aluminium Co. Ltd., Foyers<br /> J M Grant of Invermoriston<br /> H L Cooper of Struy<br /> <br /> In 1844, Lady Lovat persuaded the government to re-introduce red squirrels in the Highlands. However, their numbers multiplied rapidly, as did their outward migration. In response to the damage caused to woodlands landowners formed a Highland Squirrel Club with the purpose of hunting, trapping, and killing the squirrels. The society paid a sum of money for each squirrel killed by the landowners or their staff, the total being determined by the number of tails submitted <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