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TITLE
Highland Squirrel Club Report for 1919, page 1
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D522_46_1
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5410
KEYWORDS
conservation
forestry
pest control
squirrel
squirrels
Highland Squirrel Club Report for 1919, page 1

Annual statement of the Highland Squirrel Club for the year ending 31 December 1919. The subscriptions for the coming year were 5s for woods under 200 acres and 5s for woods over 200 acres plus ¼d for each acre over that number. The total number of squirrels killed was the lowest recorded in the club's history.

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. Ironically, it was the Lovat Estate which exterminated the highest numbers


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Highland Squirrel Club Report for 1919, page 1

1910s

conservation; forestry; pest control; squirrel; squirrels;

Highland Archive Centre

Highland Squirrel Club 1916-1920 / Duncan & Duncan

Annual statement of the Highland Squirrel Club for the year ending 31 December 1919. The subscriptions for the coming year were 5s for woods under 200 acres and 5s for woods over 200 acres plus ¼d for each acre over that number. The total number of squirrels killed was the lowest recorded in the club's history.<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. Ironically, it was the Lovat Estate which exterminated the highest numbers <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