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Geopark means business this year.

Council fails to publicise delayed works in B871.

Fraser Darling's view of Highland medical care and more...

Council Fails To Publicise Delayed Works On B871

MOTORISTS attempting to travel on the B871 between Syre and Kinbrace during the first week of December would have met with an unpleasant surprise.

Council Fails To Publicise Delayed Works On B871

2 mins

Geopark Means Business This Year

Securing long-term government support is a priority, says new chairman

Geopark Means Business This Year

7 mins

Bookends

Ali Smith: “Winter”, Hamish Hamilton, 2017. £16.99.

Bookends

4 mins

Graeme At Large

HYGGE, LYKKE and Lagom are the Scandinavian buzzwords for leading a clean, healthy and fair way of living.

Graeme At Large

3 mins

The One That Got Away

The euphoria of the millennial celebrations didn’t linger long in the fishing community of Lochinver.

The One That Got Away

5 mins

Fraser Darling's View Of Highland Medical Care

The “West Highland Survey: an essay in human ecology”, edited by Frank Fraser Darling, was published by the Oxford University Press in 1955. Fraser Darling (1903-79) was an English ecologist, ornithologist, farmer, conservationist and author who between 1939 and 1943 brought derelict land into agricultural production on Tanera Mòr in the Summer Isles. In January 1944 he met Tom Johnson MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, who was aware of Fraser Darling’s published works which included a popular weekly column on agricultural science syndicated in several Highland newspapers. They agreed his plan for a social and biological investigation into the problems of the West Highlands and for establishing an agricultural advisory and demonstration centre in the crofting areas. In Fraser Darling’s own words, the West Highland Survey was established “in order to examine in a spirit of scientific inquiry, to gather a solid body of facts for analysis and synthesis, which would serve as a foundation for a future policy for the region”. He continued: “The argument was maintained that if the problem were understood in its wholeness, solution would be possible”. In June 1944, a team which included Frank Fraser Darling as director and four young Gaelic-speaking field officers, began work. The resulting 438-page book includes the following account of the Highlands and Islands Medical Service, launched in 1913 and forerunner of the Scottish National Health Service. After thirty years, the surveyors regarded the service as an unqualified success, an enviable situation underlined by the number of able medics seeking work in the post-war Highlands.

Fraser Darling's View Of Highland Medical Care

5 mins

From Our Archives

Long service nurse to be honoured by community

From Our Archives

4 mins

Loch Duart Uses Science To Deter Rogue Suppliers

Loch Duart Ltd, the Scottish salmon farming company based at Badcall, Scourie (pictured), and in the Outer Hebrides, is taking the fight to food fraudsters to protect the reputation of its salmon.

Loch Duart Uses Science To Deter Rogue Suppliers

2 mins

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Am Bratach Magazine Description:

PublisherNWSCCA Ltd

CategoryNews

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

General interest periodical for the North West Highlands

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