Simon Blackett recently attended an event to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the forestry damage created by the Great Gale of 31 January 1953, particularly in the North East of Scotland. There were many first hand accounts of the Gale and the main presentation is reproduced here.
Jan Oosthoek has recently published a book "Conquering the Highlands. A history of the afforestation of the Scottish uplands". The book makes use of some material from "Scottish Forestry" and is available on line free from this flyer. The book will be reviewed in "Scottish Forestry" later this year. The book was reviewed in Scottish Forestry 67/2 Summer 2013 page 41.