Tag Archives: access

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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Lesley Riddoch Access Article in The National

Here’s an interesting article on land reform and access by National columnist Lesley Riddoch, and my letter in response. Article LIVE or SAVED Dear Sir, Lesley Riddoch makes some very good points about Scotland’s lagging in the fitness stakes despite … Continue reading

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TGO Magazine: Open Letter to Dr Aileen McLeod

An edited version of my Open Letter to SNP Environment Minister Dr Aileen McLeod has been published in the April 2016 issue of TGO magazine. As of today, almost four weeks after the letter was sent to Dr McLeod, there … Continue reading

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Don’t Fence Me In…

Cycling past Hillend Reservoir today I was heartened and impressed by the columns of children being taken out on an organised ramble along the cycle path. Route 75 is a fantastic asset, especially since it has been upgraded, and it’s … Continue reading

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Loch Lomond Nation Park Camping Ban- My Objection

To: Gordon Robertson, Scottish Government, Forestry and Environment Directorate, Natural Resources Division, 1C North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ. Dear Mr Robertson, The proposed legislation which has been agreed upon by the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park (LLTNP) to … Continue reading

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Loch Lomond National Park: Eroding the rights of walkers

From The National, 28/05/15

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Loch Lomond National Park- Unfit For Purpose?

Leave No Trace. Wherever I go in the outdoors I try to follow that simple code. Often I will return from a trip with other peoples rubbish in my backpack, carrying it out to a bin because others are too … Continue reading

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