Reelig Glen

A small wooded valley in E Highland, Reelig Glen lies to the south of Reelig House, a half-mile (1 km) southeast of Moniack Castle and 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Beauly. This sheltered steep-sided glen contains part of the course of the Moniack Burn and is known for its stand of Douglas Fir trees, all more than 100 years old and 50m (164 feet) in height. One specimen, measured in 2000 and known locally as Dughall Mor, is one of the tallest trees in Britain at 62m (204 feet) tall. The glen was long the property of the Fraser family, with traveller James Baillie Fraser (1783 - 1856) having planted many of the trees, but was purchased by the Forestry Commission in 1949. Reelig Glen is now managed by Forestry and Land Scotland.

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