Lothian and Borders Trip to Teviothead Forestry Complex
The two awards for best papers published in the past twelve months in Scottish Forestry were presented at the Inaugural RSFS/SFT Annual Lecture on 19th March at the Budongo Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh Zoo.
The Sir George Campbell Memorial Trophy was awarded to Dr Andrew Cameron and Dr Bill Mason for their paper “Western Hemlock: Are We Ignoring One of Our Most Useful Species? This is a well-written, authoritative paper and makes the case for this species to be used in mixed species stands to produce timber of as good quality as other commonly grown species. Unfortunately Andrew was not able to attend; Bill accepted the trophy on behalf of both. Pictured is Dr Bill Mason receiving the trophy from Dr David Rook.
The Neil Findlay Memorial Trophy is awarded to papers which are not detailed accounts of conventional forest management, forest protection or research, but portray wider perspectives of people’s involvement with trees, woodlands and the environment. Mr Keith Muir’s paper “Shedding Light on Dark Matter” was considered the best and most interesting paper in this category. This is an account of the Galloway Forest Park which has become one of the certified International Dark Sky Parks. Keith in accepting the trophy encouraged us to visit this special forest site. Pictured is Mr Keith Muir receiving the trophy from Dr David Rook.