RSFS

 The Royal Scottish Forestry Society

...for those who love the forests, woodlands and trees of Scotland

Annual Study Tour - Speyside EVENT CANCELLED

Date
17 05 2020 6:00 pm - 20 05 2020 3:30 pm
Location
Richmond Arms
Author
Administrator General

Description

 In line with government guidance on Covid-19, we have decided to cancel all Royal Scottish Forestry Society events from now to the end of July.  Like many other bodies, we are taking this action to stop unnecessary travel and to protect both vulnerable people and the wider population.

We are grateful to the many woodland owners and managers who offered to host events for RSFS.  We hope these postponed events can be reinstated once circumstances allow.

We have retained some information about the event which may be of interest.

 

Study Tour HQ is the Richmond Arms Hotel, Tomintoul. B&B available @ £30 per person per night.

Please book accommodation directly with hotel: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01807 580388.Plenty of other accommodation is available in the Tomintoul area.

Booking Form Available from George Moore  Executive Director, Royal Scottish Forestry Society, Meikle Dalbeattie, Dalbeattie, DG5 4LT

 

Sun 17th May – RV Richmond Arms Hotel, The Square, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET                                         

Early Evening: Introduction and Drinks Reception.                                                                            

Mon 18th May                                                                                                                                    

Morning: Visit the Crown estate Glenlivet. Looking at commercial forestry restructuring and how it fits with the whole estate management. Soup & sandwich lunch at Glenlivet Estate Office. Afternoon: Visit Inchrory estate. This is a traditional Highland estate near Tomintoul, lying either side of the beautiful river Avon. Discussion about the role of woodlands, commercial and otherwise in the management of the estate. May look at river management operations to improve the area for salmon.                                                                                                                                                    

Evening: Optional whisky tasting in Tomintoul.

Annual Dinner at the Clockhouse Restaurant, Main Street, Tomintoul.  Guest Speaker: David Leslie, Director of James Jones & Sons Ltd.  £40 per person (includes wine).

Tues 19th May                                                                                                                          

Morning: Visit the new award winning MacAllan distillery and the planned landscape that surrounds the big house. Then go to Gordon castle to meet the head gardener who will talk about managing fruit trees in the walled garden and the products that are locally made such as cider and gin. Soup and sandwich at the restaurant.                                                                     

Afternoon: Visit to Tree nursery and Christie’s of Fochabers. The owner Ronald Christie will be on hand to discuss his operation and about the pros and cons of being a Scottish grower at the moment.     

Evening: Some traditional entertainment before a meal in the Richmond arms.  ABM after meal.

 

Wed 20th May     

Seafield estates will lead the day. Looking at commercial management of woodland in a low rainfall area and on low coastal ground around the Spey.

Lunch to be arranged. Finish around 3pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Seafield estates will lead the day. Looking at commercial management of woodland in a low rainfall area and on low coastal ground around the Spey. Lunch to be arranged. Finish around 3pm.

Study Tour HQ is the Richmond Arms Hotel, Tomintoul. B&B available @ £30 per person per night. Please book accommodation directly with hotel: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01807 580388.Plenty of other accommodation is available in the Tomintoul area.

Booking Form Please return the Booking form overleaf to: George Moore, Executive Director, Royal Scottish Forestry Society, Meikle Dalbeattie, Dalbeattie, DG5 4LT

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