Logging on to Reforesting Scotland Issue 53, Spring/Summer 2016

lssue 53 looks at Well-being, with articles on well-being and rural living, mental health and woodlands, huts and well-being, and wonderful rehabilitation work being done by groups including Abriachan Forest Trust and Borders Forest Trust.

 

Editorial p5

www.equalitytrust.org.uk/scale-economic-inequality-uk

www.globalgoals.org

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl-Jk4bmYwc

www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/28/the-life-project-helen-pearson-review-cohort-study

 

Feature articles include:

Well-being and rural living p9

Carol Craig

www.centreforconfidence.co.uk

Healing woodlands – a personal perspective p11

Catriona Ross

www.catrionaross.co.uk

Voices from the healing forest p13

Lisa Bryden

www.bordersforesttrust.org

Huts and well-being: growing with huts p15

David Dean

www.lazyduck.co.uk

www.en.kitezh.org

www.halvorsen-architects.co.uk/hutting-in-scotland

www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/jun/29/self-catering-review-woodmans-hut-cairngorms

Nature cure p17

Alan Carter

http://cresh.org.uk/2012/06/20/regular-physical-activity-in-natural-environments-halves-risk-of-poor-mental-health

www.scottishforestgarden.wordpress.com

Pioneering partnerships p20

Suzann Barr

www.abriachan.org.uk

www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Review/commissiononwomenoffenders/finalreport-2012

http://scottishjusticematters.com/wp-content/uploads/SJM_2_2_www.pdf  (page 21)

www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/newspublications/publications

Woods and well-being p22

Diarmid Baillie

www.newcaledonianwoodlands.org

http://goodmedicine.org.uk/stressedtozest/2015/11/surprising-importance-group-memberships-health

http://richardlouv.com/blog/Ten-Reasons-Why-Children-and-Adults-Need-Vitamin-N

www.mind.org.uk/media/273470/ecotherapy.pdf  http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/supporting/strategy-policy-guidance/health-strategy

Unfinished business – National Parks in Scotland p24

John Mayhew

http://votesnp.com/campaigns/SNP_Manifesto_2011_lowRes.pdf  (page 35)

http://btckstorage.blob.core.windows.net/site1061/Projects%20/Scottish%20National%20Parks/Unfinished%20Business%20March%202013.pdf

http://btckstorage.blob.core.windows.net/site1061/Projects%20/Scottish%20National%20Parks/SC_SCNP%20Report%201.pdf

http://btckstorage.blob.core.windows.net/site1061/Projects%20/Scottish%20National%20Parks/SCNP%20Report%202_Possible%20Governance%20Models.pdf

www.ruralscotland.btck.co.uk/Projects/ScottishNationalParksStrategy

 

Regular articles:

Dick Balharry: a life remembered p26

Jill Matthews

Beasts of the Forest: the plight of the mountain hare p30

David Windle

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=uP97AwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=inauthor:%22Adam+Watson%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwis76uEjrHKAhWFWRoKHbePCaMQ6AEIKzAB#v=onepage&q&f=false   (Watson 2013 paper)

http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/article/scottish-wildlife-organisations-call-to-ban-mountain-hare-cull

 

A reader writes: trees and deer: another view p32

Victor Clements

 

A reader writes: rural land tenure reform – ca’ canny please! P34

Scott McG Wilson

 

Artists in wood: Tom Cooper p36

Fi Martynoga

www.tcfinefurniture.co.uk

www.scottishfurnituremakers.org.uk

 

StarTree in Germany p38

Emma Chapman

 www.star-tree.eu/results

http://www.reforestingscotland.org/projects/startree

 

My favourite stove: the Burley stove p40

Lesley Morrison

www.burley.co.uk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7T0LBgnOWI

 

News Items pp6 & 7

RS Gathering for 2016

www.reforestingscotland.org/annual-gathering-2016-moffat

 

RS hosts European forest network event in the Borders

www.fern.org/links/forestmovementeurope

Scottish Rural Parliament

www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk

Tree Aid

www.treeaid.org.uk

Huts planning guide launched

www.thousandhuts.org

Hutting legend Lloyd Kahn to visit Scotland

www.fcac.co.uk

www.thousandhuts.org

 

Book Reviews p40

The rainforests of Britain and Ireland: a traveller’s guide by Clifton Bain

http://sandstonepress.com/books/the-rainforests-of-britain-and-ireland

 

The mushroom at the end of the world: on the possibility of life in capitalist ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10581.html

 

The Intensification of Grouse Moor Management in Scotland by Andy Wightman and Ruth Tingay, 2015.

http://www.league.org.uk/~/media/Files/LACS/Publications/1384-LACSS-A4-Land-Reform-Report-AW-LR-(3).pdf

 

Last Word: End of Life p42

Binning Memorial Wood is a green burial site near Tyninghame in East Lothian (EH40 3DU).

www.binningwood.co.uk

T: 01620 850 722

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Clovery Woods of Rest near Fyvie, Turriff, in Aberdeenshire (AB53 8QR).

www.greenburials-scotland.co.uk

T: 01651 891 654

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Findhorn Hinterland Group manages Wilkies Wood, located in a 30-acre mixed pine plantation adjacent to the Findhorn Foundation, in Morayshire.

www.findhornhinterland.org/green-burial/

T: 01309 692 523

 

Leedam Natural Heritage works with landowners to set up and manage natural burial grounds across the UK, including 3 in Scotland (see below)

www.leedam.com

T: 01600 716 438

 

Cothiemuir Hill lies at the heart of the Forbes Estate, near Alford, in Aberdeenshire (AB33 8BN). www.aberdeennaturalburials.co.uk

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Hundy Mundy Wood lies in the Mellerstain Estate, near Kelso, in the Scottish Borders (TD5 7SA).

www.bordersnaturalburials.co.uk

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Delliefure Natural Burial Ground lies within the Cairngorms National Park, near Grantown-on-Spey (PH26 3PN).

www.cairngormsnaturalburials.co.uk

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Craufurdland Woods is a three-acre site on Craufurdland Estate, near Fenwick, in East Ayrshire.

www.burial.co.uk

 

Roucan Loch Woodland Burial site lies near Collin, in Dumfries and Galloway (DG1 4JF).

www.roucanlochcrematorium.co.uk/green-burials

T:01387 266 749

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Strowan Woodland Cemetery is located between Crieff and Comrie, in Perthshire.

http://www.ecoburial.me/

T: 01764 656 567

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