This grove is planted to celebrate the life of Tommy Dodds. This webpage is open to all friends and family to share photos or memories of his place in their lives - wherever and whenever that was. Further trees can be planted at any time in the future in remembrance a man whose kindness and generosity of spirit meant so much to so many, and will never be forgotten.
Dedicated to the memory of Tommy - loving father, husband, brother, son and friend. Thanks for the life of a special man - dearly missed, always loved and fondly remembered always.
Donated by Those who loved Tommy Dodds
6th March 2017
My father, Tommy Dodds loved nature and wildlife - with the Highlands and islands of Scotland holding a special place in his heart. As a young child I remember days out and holidays climbing Ben Nevis, visiting Glencoe or longer jaunts to explore the western isles. As a semi-professional cyclist in his younger years, my father talked with fondness of his training sessions around Loch Lomond and through the pass known as the Rest and Be Thankful. In his working life he travelled extensively, always returning with stories that he took great pleasure in recollecting years after. Always a social man and excellent dancer he was also a keen golfer, and loved to take off in his camper van and go fishing - sometimes alone, sometimes with family members - just for the joy of being in the Scottish wilderness. With its ancient pines and spectacular mountain scenery, the Caledonian Forest is Scotland’s most iconic landscape and there can be no better way to honour my father, who I know would be proud to support efforts being made to restore the ancient Caledonian forest and rare wildlife to the Scottish Highlands. This is why we are planting this grove, in memory of a lovely, caring man - to allow him to be part of the wilderness he so loved, for eternity.
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