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Cuimhneachain air Dualchas an Eilein Dhuibh - Alasdair Cameron (20 de 32)
EXTERNAL ID
ARCH_ALASDAIR_CAMERON_02_05
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
ROS
DEIT
2010
LINN
2010an
CRUTHADAIR
Alasdair Cameron
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
ARCH (Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands)
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
41085
KEYWORDS
claistinneach
àiteachas
tuathanas
tuathanasan
bailtean
àitean-còmhnaidh
taighean

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San earrainn fuaim seo tha Alasdair Camshron, tuathanach san Eilean Dubh, a' bruidhinn air raon-laighe nan itealan aig Blackstand, air an rathad eadar Ruigh Solais agus Ros Mhaircnidh.

Chaidh na clàraidhean fuaim a dhèanamh nam pàirt de Phròiseact Chuimhneachaidhean Dualchais an Eilein Duibh, air a dhèanamh ann an 2009/2010 le ARCH (Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands/Arc-eòlas airson Coimhearsnachdan air a' Ghàidhealtachd). Gus an ionnsaich thu tuilleadh mun phròiseact, lean an ceangal aig bonn na duilleig.

Seo an tar-sgrìobhadh: (Agallaiche: Cait McCullagh)

CM: When was the, when was the quarry established, the Forestry Commission quarry?

AC: I'm not sure but I think it probably dates to the Forestry Commission doing extensive works on the Black Isle, that would be the logical thing because they bought a lot of land on the Black Isle, mostly land that was formerly the Mulbuie Common, but some other bits as well, and then they set up a lot of nurseries on the Black Isle so it was a very, very busy hub of forestry activity on the Black Isle.

CM: And what period would that be, Alasdair?

AC: Probably after Second World War that the major developments took place. And that they actually, they used a lot of ex-war material, such as a lot of their vehicles were ex-war department, and they took over the, what was the Black Isle's only airport. It was Blackstand which was a, really a dispersal aerodrome for other aerodromes in the area and that the Forestry Commission had their workshops there and some of their nurseries. But they'd a lot of nurseries and employed a lot of people, and they sent their tree plants all over Scotland and into the north of England and even the north of Wales, so it was quite a significant production facility.

CM: And Blackstand? That's in the Muir of Ord area?

AC: No, no, it's on the road between, basically Resolis and Rosemarkie. It's, it became Forestry Commission. There was no, there was no significant area of hard standing, it was grass runways. They spread welded, heavy welded netting onto the grass and put a lot of phosphate in the form of basic slag to get the strongest possible root structure for the grass that would carry the planes, and the netting was spiked down by giant staples that were hammered in. It was a bit of an art form because it was a sloping runway and that experienced pilots approached it diagonally to land uphill, if at all possible. But it's, it was a difficult task to find a suitable location for such a facility on the Black Isle. They required woodland to try and get some camouflage cover to basically hide planes in the wood as much as anything else. The first choice was actually very near here; it was the very top of Kilcoy Farm I believe that was looked at, at one stage but it had a bit of a slope as well, but didn't have enough woodland for cover, I gather.

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Cuimhneachain air Dualchas an Eilein Dhuibh - Alasdair Cameron (20 de 32)

ROS

2010an

claistinneach; àiteachas; tuathanas; tuathanasan; bailtean; àitean-còmhnaidh; taighean;

ARCH (Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands)

ARCH: Black Isle Heritage Memories

San earrainn fuaim seo tha Alasdair Camshron, tuathanach san Eilean Dubh, a' bruidhinn air raon-laighe nan itealan aig Blackstand, air an rathad eadar Ruigh Solais agus Ros Mhaircnidh.<br /> <br /> Chaidh na clàraidhean fuaim a dhèanamh nam pàirt de Phròiseact Chuimhneachaidhean Dualchais an Eilein Duibh, air a dhèanamh ann an 2009/2010 le ARCH (Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands/Arc-eòlas airson Coimhearsnachdan air a' Ghàidhealtachd). Gus an ionnsaich thu tuilleadh mun phròiseact, lean an ceangal aig bonn na duilleig.<br /> <br /> Seo an tar-sgrìobhadh: (Agallaiche: Cait McCullagh)<br /> <br /> CM: When was the, when was the quarry established, the Forestry Commission quarry?<br /> <br /> AC: I'm not sure but I think it probably dates to the Forestry Commission doing extensive works on the Black Isle, that would be the logical thing because they bought a lot of land on the Black Isle, mostly land that was formerly the Mulbuie Common, but some other bits as well, and then they set up a lot of nurseries on the Black Isle so it was a very, very busy hub of forestry activity on the Black Isle.<br /> <br /> CM: And what period would that be, Alasdair?<br /> <br /> AC: Probably after Second World War that the major developments took place. And that they actually, they used a lot of ex-war material, such as a lot of their vehicles were ex-war department, and they took over the, what was the Black Isle's only airport. It was Blackstand which was a, really a dispersal aerodrome for other aerodromes in the area and that the Forestry Commission had their workshops there and some of their nurseries. But they'd a lot of nurseries and employed a lot of people, and they sent their tree plants all over Scotland and into the north of England and even the north of Wales, so it was quite a significant production facility.<br /> <br /> CM: And Blackstand? That's in the Muir of Ord area?<br /> <br /> AC: No, no, it's on the road between, basically Resolis and Rosemarkie. It's, it became Forestry Commission. There was no, there was no significant area of hard standing, it was grass runways. They spread welded, heavy welded netting onto the grass and put a lot of phosphate in the form of basic slag to get the strongest possible root structure for the grass that would carry the planes, and the netting was spiked down by giant staples that were hammered in. It was a bit of an art form because it was a sloping runway and that experienced pilots approached it diagonally to land uphill, if at all possible. But it's, it was a difficult task to find a suitable location for such a facility on the Black Isle. They required woodland to try and get some camouflage cover to basically hide planes in the wood as much as anything else. The first choice was actually very near here; it was the very top of Kilcoy Farm I believe that was looked at, at one stage but it had a bit of a slope as well, but didn't have enough woodland for cover, I gather.