T C Smout on writing Scotland’s woodland history
Saturday, 15 June 2013 from 15:00 to 15:45 (BST)
Why write Scotland’s woodland history? Chris Smout explains what led him to the task and how he set about it. He shows how estate papers, old maps and the register of deeds can combine with the published writings of travellers and forestry experts to build up a picture of the past, and how the knowledge of archaeologists and ecologists can help to make sense of it. The aim is to produce a nuanced account of how Scots managed their natural woods between the time of the hunter-gatherers and the present day, and how human management interacted with climate and other natural forces over the ages.
Ages 14+, Patrick Geddes Room, upstairs in the John Hope Gateway, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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Leafing Through Natural Scotland Book Festival
Publishing Scotland is delighted to be working with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to celebrate this Year of Natural Scotland 2013. We've put together Leafing Through Natural Scotland a weekend book festival and a beautiful exhibition of books and artefacts from our members.
All the events are free ( except Sir John Lister-Kaye ) so celebrate the start of your booky summer in this lovely location.