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BobSmith - Aug 16, 2008 4:47 am - Voted 10/10


Your Scottish mountains are beautiful!

Looking at the lowland landscapes, though, I can see why I've been told Scotland needs its wolves back to thin the deer herds. You guys don't have any forests!!! The deer eat the young trees, from what I've been told, preventing forests from recovering.


Boydie - Aug 16, 2008 5:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Hi Bob,

Thanks for the nice comments. The deer numbers ARE a big problem and yes the trees have suffered greatly in a lot of areas. Currently there is an estate in the north of Scotland and the landowner, Paul Lister, is proposing a reintroduction of animals that used to be here. He currently has wild boar and he bought a couple of moose from Sweden last year. The following link gives some good info
Laird plans to unleash wolves on Highlands. There was a six part documentary following his plans (on BBC Scotland), called The Real Monarch of the Glen, that just finished last week. Don't know if you can catch anything like that in the US, but it was a really interesting programme.


Boydie - Aug 16, 2008 6:03 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

The following link has 2 episodes from the series The Real Monarch of the Glen if you are interested. BBC iPlayer


FlatheadNative - Aug 18, 2008 10:27 am - Voted 10/10

nice page

I enjoyed reading your page. As a history major in college I enjoyed reading about the plane crash. Unfortunately a lot of our history (especially the world wars) are going away unnoticed and it is great to see a place that is recognized as well as documented so well in your report. Cheers


Boydie - Aug 19, 2008 6:03 am - Hasn't voted

Re: nice page

Thanks for your thoughts on this page. When I came across the wreckage a couple of years ago, I was intrigued to how it had came to be there. There wasn't a lot of info online, but after a bit of searching I found a good bit of stuff about it. To be honest, I was surprised that it had been there for so long as it looked like something that had happened in the last 20 years, not over 60 years ago.


Nanuls - Aug 18, 2008 12:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice one

Excellent page, I love that main photo of Ben Lui, makes it look almost Himalayan. BTW I've now added your page to the lists I maintain.



Boydie - Aug 19, 2008 6:08 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice one

Hi Dan,
I'm glad you like the page. It really is a beautiful hill and one you should consider visiting on your next jaunt north. The main photo was early this year when I done just the approach walk in via the Cononish Glen with the kids. That was a cracking day in itself.


lcarreau - Aug 19, 2008 12:06 am - Voted 10/10

Eating Humble Pie ...

What I have to say wouldn't go over so well in Scotland, but what
would be the problem with reintroducing/unleashing the wolves in
the Highlands. Would that be a dismay to the landowners?? Seems
like you have a REAL overabundance of deer up there, Stephen.

I suppose wolves have a bad reputation, with all the Hollywood
movies. Then again, dragons and gargoyles have a BAD rep, too !!!

Oh well ... have a cracking day and regards to Scotland! -LARRY


Boydie - Aug 19, 2008 6:12 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Eating Humble Pie ...

Hi Larry,
I don't know if you looked at the links I gave to Bob up above regarding this, if not you should have a look. I personally think the reintroduction would be a good thing, wolves stay to themselves and your right they do get a bad rep. One day it might happen, who knows!

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