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Right Of Way SM10 (Plains): Improved Access

Some time back I wrote that Right of Way SM10 (Ballochney Road to Jarvie Avenue) was in the process of being upgraded after being threatened with closure due to vandalism. The path was further threatened by a sinkhole which appeared … Continue reading

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So, Er, Where’s The Ban?

Visiting Loch Lomond earlier this week I found that there was surprisingly little sign that there was a camping ban in place. I had planned to get the ferry from Tarbet to Inversnaid, and had around an hour to kill. … Continue reading

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Ramblers Call for Core Paths to be shown on OS Maps

Two of the main deterrents to using rights of way and core paths are lack of signage and blockages to the footpaths themselves. Having created a definitive list of core paths I was disappointed to find that there is no … Continue reading

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Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh

“Is this the way to Arthur’s Seat?” is a question I’m asked more and more on my rambles around the Holyrood area. Since my job moved to Edinburgh I’ve found myself spending my breaks doing circuits of Holyrood Park… Full … Continue reading

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North Lanarkshire’s Rubbish

The Christmas season usually sees an upsurge in fly-tipping, but some of the most recent cases I’ve seen were just before the festive season. Fly tippers are either becoming more brazen and seem to be going to new lengths to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

New Years Day on Sron a’ Chlachain, Killin. In 60 mph+ winds, just the thing to clear away the cobwebs…

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Forrestburn Dawn

Driving back from a nightshift a few weeks back I was waylaid by a stunning inversion as I came of the M8 at Shotts. The view was amazing, normally I associate inversions with high places, but this sea of cloud … Continue reading

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