Monthly Archives: September 2016

Aladdin Insulated Mug

Twenty years ago you couldn’t move for Aladdin insulated mugs. They were ubiquitous. If you went into a petrol station or outdoor store they were on sale. Made of lightweight plastic and foam… Source: Aladdin Insulated Mug

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Letter to Planning Minister Kevin Stewart/ Protect the People of Caldercruix

Kevin Stewart MSP Dear Mr Stewart, Recently a planning application (15/00428/MIN) which had been rejected by North Lanarkshire Council due to the overwhelming objections from the local community and from politicians of all parties, was appealed by the company submitting … Continue reading

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The North Lanarkshire Walking Festival: Salsburgh to Hillend Walk

The first ever North Lanarkshire Walking Festival was held this weekend (there are still walks to take place tomorrow) and I was invited to lead one of the walks. I chose a walk over the high ground from Salsburgh via … Continue reading

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Hillend Quarry: Scottish Government Overrule Local Community

I received a letter from the NLC planning department the other week confirming that the decision to block the application to reopen Hillend quarry had been overturned by the Scottish Government reporter, and that no challenges to this process would … Continue reading

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The North Lanarkshire Walking Festival 2016

The first ever North Lanarkshire Walking Festival will take place from Friday 23rd September to Monday 26th September 2016.  There are a great variety of walks taking place to suit a variety of fitness ranges and interests; short low level … Continue reading

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The Shetland Tidal Array: Time To Halt Land Based Turbines

Letter to The National, 31/08/16 The connecting of the Shetland Tidal Array to the grid is one of the most momentous events in recent Scottish history and rightly took pride of place on the front page of The National on … Continue reading

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