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Cairngorms Connect is a new project in Scotland bringing together land-owning NGOs, public bodies and private landowners to work on nature conservation in one of the biggest schemes of its kind in the UK.
Between them the landowners manage an area of 700 sq km of mountains, forests and rivers.
Twenty years ago Glenfeshie near Aviemore looked very different; no young trees were able to grow because of browsing by red deer.
But Dr David Hetherington of the Cairngorms National Park Authority says that following a change of ownership and management, deer numbers have been brought down through culling to much lower levels that are consistent with tree regeneration.
For the first time in more than 100 years, the area abounds with new growth and many animals are also benefiting from the the landscape being more healthy.
Regeneration of the Caledonian forest
Image copyright Paul Glendell
Natural seeding from the remaining “granny pines” and birch trees is resulting in regrowth of the forest.
“In 100 years’ time this landscape is going to look very different – it’s going to be a lot more wooded,” says Dr Hetherington. “It is also better for the tourism sector and natural flood management.”
The screen adaptation of Graham Greene’s coming-of-age thriller Brighton Rock hit the cinemas on 12 December 1947.
In contrast to the dark reality the film portrays, images recently unearthed in the Studio Canal Archive Collection, which is now held by the Mary Evans Picture Library, show lead actors Richard Attenborough and Carol Marsh enjoying all that Brighton has to offer.
The film tells the story of 17-year-old gang leader Pinkie Brown, played by Attenborough, as he tries to cover up the murder of a reporter who he felt was responsible for the death of a gangster called Kite.
As events unfold, Pinkie becomes more sadistic as he is forced into more and more desperate acts to save himself, even murdering again, and marrying his girlfriend Rose Brown, played by Marsh, so she cannot testify against him.
Though the film was a hit with the audience, many reviews of the time felt it was too graphic and ought not to be shown.
Yet, as we can see, Attenborough and Marsh were able to take time out from filming to sample the delights of the British seaside – from ice cream to a dip in the sea.
There are also pictures of the two of them boating and playing cricket with the film crew.