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TITLE
Highland Squirrel Club Report for 1940, page 2
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D522_25_3
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5282
KEYWORDS
conservation
forestry
pest control
squirrel
squirrels
Highland Squirrel Club Report for 1940, page 2

Annual statement of the Highland Squirrel Club for the year ending 31 December 1940. The club had 28 members who owned 24,118 acres of woods and paid subscriptions totalling £37 4s 0d. There were 107 squirrels killed on these estates for which bonuses of £2 4s 7d were paid.



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, a Highland Squirrel Club was formed with the purpose of hunting, trapping, and killing the squirrels. Financial incentives were provided for those who sent in squirrel tails





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Highland Squirrel Club Report for 1940, page 2

1940s

conservation; forestry; pest control; squirrel; squirrels;

Highland Archive Centre

Highland Squirrel Club 1936-1940 / Duncan & Duncan

Annual statement of the Highland Squirrel Club for the year ending 31 December 1940. The club had 28 members who owned 24,118 acres of woods and paid subscriptions totalling £37 4s 0d. There were 107 squirrels killed on these estates for which bonuses of £2 4s 7d were paid.<br /><br /> <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, a Highland Squirrel Club was formed with the purpose of hunting, trapping, and killing the squirrels. Financial incentives were provided for those who sent in squirrel tails <br /><br /> <br /><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