SLHF 2019 Annual Conference and AGM

When & Where

This is a Scottish Local History Forum event.
Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 10:15am to 4:30pm
Clydebank Town Hall, 49 Dumbarton Road, Clydebank, G81 1UB

Event Details

posterimage_0.jpgSeeing the Wood for the Trees

A Conference in Honour of the Centenary of the Forestry Commission.

2019 is the centenary of the Forestry Commission and the Scottish Local History Forum is marking this great milestone by having a conference to explore the history and exploitation of Scottish woodlands and forests. Our speakers are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines and will share with us the fruits of their research and personal experience.




Chairman’s Welcome
Professor Chris Whatley, OBE, SLHF President

From Tree-Rings to Timber Trade: dendrochronological evidence for woodland history in Scotland
Coralie Mills

The Ancient Tree Inventory, and how to get involved
Clair McFarlan

Woodland Cover Changes in Nithsdale and Annandale from 1740 onwards: how does it change our understanding of ancient woodland
Thomas Muller

A Nation of Planters: the story of how new trees were introduced from 1600 onwards to help re-forest Scotland
Syd House

12.45-14.00 LUNCH

12.50-13.15 AGM


Timber floating on the Spey
Bill Sadler

From 1919 to 2019: the rise and fall of the Forestry Commission
James Ogilvie

Cowal Forestry in the Late 1940s and Early 1950s: a personal story
Joyce Lockhart

Glenmore Forest Reflections: a 20th Century oral history
Mairi Stewart

16.30 CLOSE


You can register and pay online - please note that there is no charge for attending just the AGM (please inform Doris Williamson. This will help to ensure adequate seating and to identify that the meeting will be quorate).

Ticket Type Price Buy
SLHF 2019 Conference - SLHF Member £25.00
SLHF 2019 Conference - Non-Member £30.00
SLHF 2019 Conference with Lunch - SLHF Member £34.50
SLHF 2019 Conference with Lunch - Non-Member £39.50


If you opt for a ticket that includes lunch (cost £9.50), please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions and we will do our best to cater for you. You can advise of any dietary requirements on checkout.

By Post

Or download and complete the booking form in the leaflet below (in Other Information section) and send, together with a cheque to:

Doris Williamson, SLHF Administrator, Box 103, 12 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1DD


Doris Williamson - SLHF Adminitrator


AGM - Free
Conference - £25 members, £30 non-members
Lunch - £9.50 (optional)

Event Location

Clydebank Town Hall
49 Dumbarton Road
G81 1UB

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