Dundreggan (Highland)

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Caledonian Forest

A visit to the Caledonian Forest at Glen Moriston, with Alan Watson Featherstone of Trees for Life. A visit to Hillhead Primary School building site in Glasgow, with architects Craig Tait and Ian Alexander. A recording made on the Castle Esplanade at the top of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, with Pat Dennison from the Centre for Scottish Urban History.

Dundreggan is a 4,000 hectare estate in Glenmoriston in Highland. The estate contains one of the remnants of the Caledonian Forest, which is the native forest of the Highlands. Only one percent of the Caledonian Forest remains, most of it having been cleared or felled over centuries of human activity. Native forest like this features a diversity of trees such as Scots pine, oak and birch.

Features of the area

Highland Group

Highland is one of Scotland’s 32 unitary council areas. It is the largest local government area in both Scotland and the United Kingdom as a whole.

The area was created as a two-tier region in 1975 with Highland Region being divided into eight districts, Badenoch and Strathspey, Caithness, Inverness, Lochaber, Nairn, Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh and Sutherland.

In 1996, Highland Regional Council and the district councils were wound up and their functions were transferred to a new Highland Council. It borders Moray, Aberdeenshire, Perth and Kinross, and Argyll and Bute.

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