Monthly Archives: February 2016

Letter To The National: Funding Mountain Rescue

Submitted to The National; 22nd February 2016 Dear Sir, I fully agree with Carolyn Leckie that our Mountain Rescue should be properly funded, and that said funding should come from the government rather than the teams having to pass the … Continue reading

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MCofS: Manifesto For Mountains

As this is an election year, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland has highlighted some questions you may wish to ask those seeking your vote this May in the Scottish Parliamentary elections. . This one in particular caught my eye, in … Continue reading

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Loch Lomond & Trossachs Camping Ban: An Open Letter To Dr Aileen McLeod

Dr Aileen McLeod, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Dear Dr McLeod, I am writing to you to express my disappointment, if not utter disgust at your decision to allow the board of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National … Continue reading

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Camping Ban in Loch Lomond National Park- Get Off YOUR Land

The Minister for Environment, Dr Aileen McLeod, has endorsed the draconian byelaws which the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park are seeking to impose which will effectively ban wild camping in much of the area, forcing outdoor enthisiasts to “pay … Continue reading

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Hillend Quarry Application: Refused!

On Monday at a meeting of the North Lanarkshire Council planning committee, the application to re-open and extend Hillend Quarry was unanimously refused. Many villagers travelled over to Motherwell to observe the proceedings at North Lanarkshire Council Headquarters along with independent Councillor … Continue reading

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