The Culbin story - archive films

This wonderful archive film was made in 1955 - just as the vast task of establishing a forest at Culbin was coming to an end. It tells the story of the people of Culbin being driven from the land by advancing sand and then the mammoth effort by the Forestry Commission to establish the forest we see today.

Films are edited by I. Anderson and narrated by J. Urquhart.

Part 1 - Sandstorms, the end of the estate


Part 2 - Early Commission planting attempts


Part 3 - Planting succeeds through thatching


Part 4 - Huge scale operation and manpower


Part 5 - Early Culbin thinning


Part 6 - Employment benefits and task nears completion