Beside the original Engine Shed at Aviemore a two track "Running Shed" is proposed and site clearance started yesterday.
Mike Tough did a spell helping Willie Dodds in the Carriage & Wagon Shed until our contractor friends Scottish Woodlands Ltd arrived, they did a quick recce, wrote a risk assessment, put up some warning signage and in no time by the two expert chainsaw men had created a huge pile of felled wood at the site of the proposed running shed.
Andrew McCracken helped guard the footpath for pedestrians during the felling near the fence and his reward was a boot full of timber for his fire.
A large semi dead birch was left for another day to be pulled into the site by the Railways forklift as it gets cut down and it is planned to hire in a chipper and operator to clear all the brash (Georgie tried her best to have a wee bonfire first though! - to no avail)
chipper date when known will be advised & help needed ..payment in logs.
Thanks to Mike for photos and Info and Scottish Woodlands for their invaluable help.