100 years ago
Scotland’s first school of forestry was opened on Saturday at Birnam by the Solicitor General for Scotland (Mr T.B. Morison). The site for the school has been provided by Colonel Steuart Fothringham of Murthly and he and the Duke of Atholl have placed their woodlands at the disposal of the school for the practical instruction of the students. The school has opened with 12 students, and a staff of instructors have been appointed. The opening ceremony was largely attended.