The Foresters: The Story of Scotland's Forests

The Foresters: The Story of Scotland's Forests

by James Miller
     
 

In The Foresters, James Miller examines the story of forestry and the foresters in Scotland through the recent centuries. It is a story of loss and recovery, of generations of men and women dedicated to their occupation in often difficult and uncomfortable – even dangerous – circumstances. Based on interviews and extensive historical research,

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In The Foresters, James Miller examines the story of forestry and the foresters in Scotland through the recent centuries. It is a story of loss and recovery, of generations of men and women dedicated to their occupation in often difficult and uncomfortable – even dangerous – circumstances. Based on interviews and extensive historical research, Miller's engaging investigation uncovers the rich history of the foresters and examines, in both social and economic contexts, the importance of the forests to Scotland, and particularly the Highlands. Illuminating and compelling, The Foresters is a thoughtful and engaging story with many strands that casts a captivating light on this long-neglected industry and the complex and inspirational individuals who have lived their lives through it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841588339
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

James Miller was born and brought up in Caithness. After working abroad and in London he returned to the north of Scotland to work as a full-time writer. His previous books published by Birlinn include Swords for Hire, The North Atlantic Front, The Dam Builders and Inverness. He lives near Inverness.

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