Tag Archives: Airdrie

It’s a Small World Right Enough

Having moved to Edinburgh earlier this year I’ve not been cycling to the same extent I was before. I was regularly cycling part of my commute from Plains to Bathgate or occasionally to Uphall or Edinburgh itself. I’ve found that … Continue reading

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Roughrigg and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code

Last week I was contacted by a friend who told me that they were having difficulty in accessing the area around Roughrigg Reservoir for horse riding. The area has long had problems with landowners erecting and locking gates. I have … 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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Fracking in Airdrie- No Way!

In December 2013 the Entirely unelected House of Lords took the powers over energy back from Scotland as part of the Energy Act 2013. In July 2014 a number of licences were granted for fracking by the UK Government, something … Continue reading

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River Rambling

I’ve been trying to break myself back in gently with short local walks. A few of these have been along the North Calder Water, which runs west from the Black Loch near Limerigg, through Hillend Reservoir, then to Caldercruix, Plains, … Continue reading

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Seasons End

I’ve had little time on the hills this year. The 1st of January saw me on a snowy hillside above Loch Tay ¬†looking at the floodwater menacing the village of Killin. A few days later and I was hobbling off … Continue reading

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Five Lochs Trail Trip Report

A number of years ago I became involved in the local access forum, a group which is composed of a combination of access officers, land users such as walkers, cyclists and anglers, and land owners. At one meeting somewhere long … Continue reading

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