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.
Feature articles include:
Well-being and rural living p9
Healing woodlands – a personal perspective p11
Voices from the healing forest p13
Huts and well-being: growing with huts p15
Nature cure p17
Pioneering partnerships p20
Woods and well-being p22
Unfinished business – National Parks in Scotland p24
Dick Balharry: a life remembered p26
Beasts of the Forest: the plight of the mountain hare p30
A reader writes: trees and deer: another view p32
A reader writes: rural land tenure reform – ca’ canny please! P34
Scott McG Wilson
Artists in wood: Tom Cooper p36
StarTree in Germany p38
My favourite stove: the Burley stove p40
News Items pp6 & 7
RS Gathering for 2016
RS hosts European forest network event in the Borders
Scottish Rural Parliament
Huts planning guide launched
Hutting legend Lloyd Kahn to visit Scotland
Book Reviews p40
The rainforests of Britain and Ireland: a traveller’s guide by Clifton Bain
The mushroom at the end of the world: on the possibility of life in capitalist ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
The Intensification of Grouse Moor Management in Scotland by Andy Wightman and Ruth Tingay, 2015.
Last Word: End of Life p42
Binning Memorial Wood is a green burial site near Tyninghame in East Lothian (EH40 3DU).
T: 01620 850 722
Clovery Woods of Rest near Fyvie, Turriff, in Aberdeenshire (AB53 8QR).
T: 01651 891 654
Findhorn Hinterland Group manages Wilkies Wood, located in a 30-acre mixed pine plantation adjacent to the Findhorn Foundation, in Morayshire.
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)
T: 01600 716 438
Cothiemuir Hill lies at the heart of the Forbes Estate, near Alford, in Aberdeenshire (AB33 8BN). www.aberdeennaturalburials.co.uk
Hundy Mundy Wood lies in the Mellerstain Estate, near Kelso, in the Scottish Borders (TD5 7SA).
Delliefure Natural Burial Ground lies within the Cairngorms National Park, near Grantown-on-Spey (PH26 3PN).
Craufurdland Woods is a three-acre site on Craufurdland Estate, near Fenwick, in East Ayrshire.
Roucan Loch Woodland Burial site lies near Collin, in Dumfries and Galloway (DG1 4JF).
T:01387 266 749
Strowan Woodland Cemetery is located between Crieff and Comrie, in Perthshire.
T: 01764 656 567