Duchray Water (Stirling)

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Rephotography - Duchray Valley, Aberfoyle

Dougie Vipond and landscape photographer Colin Prior visit Loch Katrine to discover the human impact on Scotland's landscape. Euan follows the journey of the famous Edinburgh Christmas tree from felling in the forest to the switch-on of lights. Find out if the Young family are ready to part with their feathered friends in the final instalment of Landward's 'Turkey for Christmas' series.

Colin Prior visits the Duchray Valley to rephotograph an original photo taken to document the Loch Katrine water works project.

Begun in 1855 and opened in 1859, the works delivers up to 50,000,000 gallons of fresh water to Glasgow every day. At the time of the original photograph, Scotland’s forest cover was at an all time low, with only 4% of the country covered in trees.

Features of the area

Stirling Group

Stirling is one of Scotland’s 32 unitary council areas.

It was created in 1996, adopting the boundaries of the former Stirling district Central Region. Itt covers most of the former county of Stirling, excluding Falkirk, and the south-western part of the former county of Perth. The area borders Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Perth and Kinross, Argyll and Bute, and both East and West Dunbartonshire.

The majority of the population of the area is located in its southeast corner, in the city of Stirling and in the surrounding lowland communities.

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