Monthly Archives: March 2015

Hillend Quarry Extension: Letter to the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser

Letter published in the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser, 13th March 2015 Dear Sir,  Many people will have missed the planning application 15/00428/MIN which was briefly mentioned in last weeks Advertiser regarding the proposed reopening and extension of Hillend Quarry at Caldercruix. … Continue reading

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The Lost Villages- Reprint

A book I read many years ago, The Lost Villages by Hugh Lucas, Eddie Devlin and John Reilly, has been reissued after many years out of print. It is a fascinating collection of reminisces about the now long gone villages … Continue reading

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Caldercruix Quarry Planning Application Submitted

A planning application has now been submitted to North Lanarkshire Council to reopen and extend Hillend Quarry at Caldercruix. The picture above was taken at a fault line on the north side of the Lilly Loch, only a few hundred … Continue reading

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The Long Game

The picture above was taken from the old road to Wester Bracco. On the left is Alice Hill, on the right the Moffat Hills. This may not be the greatest of landscapes, it’s certainly not wild and untouched by man. … Continue reading

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