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main image Kennels, Fern, Angus
Most rural estates had kennels, where the keeper's gun-dogs were housed. This late-19th century example has a typical combination of fenced yards and shelters. The chimney is probably part of a boiler for preparing the dogs' food.

Hunting 'game' (land animals, birds, fish) was a right restricted to land-owners. Hunting without their consent was poaching, and in breach of the law. Game management was the job of the game-keeper, who had to encourage certain species (grouse, deer etc) whilst persecuting others (fox, wildcat, birds of prey). Some game species were specially introduced – such as rabbits and pheasants.

The re-designed 'Improved' landscape of the late 18th and 19th centuries created enhanced habitats for game in hedges, planted woods and the uncultivated grounds of country houses. Heather burning (for grouse and sheep) prevented upland vegetation from developing further.

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