National Geographic : 1956 Jul
© National Geographic Photographers David S. Boyer (above) and B. Anthony Stewart 4 Forestry Workers Bring Up Thatching to Stop the March of Culbin Sands Violent windstorms in 1694 whipped sand dunes into fury between Nairn and Findhorn (background). Drifts engulfed the manor house of Culbin and 16 fer tile farms. Today foresters combat the continuing shift to the east by putting down a blanket of tree branches until seedling pines can anchor the sand. + A Kilted Kibitzer Suggests a Play in a Game of Draughts at Nairn Perched on the "cold shoulder of Scotland," Nairn shows a warm face, reputedly the sunniest in the land. A favorite resort along Moray Firth, the town features three golf courses and superb beaches. Here on a putt ing green the author makes her move in a game known to Americans as'checkers.