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Caldercruix Quarry- All But Approved

I received an email yesterday from North Lanarkshire Council regarding the proposal to re-open and extend Hillend Quarry at Caldercruix. It looks as if this application will be approved, after the formality of a site visit (and how many of our … Continue reading

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Caldercruix Quarry Application: Site Meeting Called For

The application to reopen and extend Hillend Quarry was discussed at a meeting of North Lanarkshire Council’s Planning and Transportation Committee on 9th December. The decision of that meeting was that a site visit and hearing would take place before … Continue reading

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Forrestburn Windfarm: A New Threat

A few weeks back I took a walk through Caldercruix and on past Hillend Reservoir, before taking the road past the quarry workings at Cairneyhill and on to Forrestburn where I spent an enjoyable few hours watching the huge variety … Continue reading

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Hillend Quarry Extension: Letter to the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser

Letter published in the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser, 13th March 2015 Dear Sir,  Many people will have missed the planning application 15/00428/MIN which was briefly mentioned in last weeks Advertiser regarding the proposed reopening and extension of Hillend Quarry at Caldercruix. … Continue reading

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Caldercruix Quarry Planning Application Submitted

A planning application has now been submitted to North Lanarkshire Council to reopen and extend Hillend Quarry at Caldercruix. The picture above was taken at a fault line on the north side of the Lilly Loch, only a few hundred … Continue reading

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The Long Game

The picture above was taken from the old road to Wester Bracco. On the left is Alice Hill, on the right the Moffat Hills. This may not be the greatest of landscapes, it’s certainly not wild and untouched by man. … Continue reading

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The Fingerpost

  I was contacted recently regarding the now closed road junction on the A89 at Caldercruix, known locally as “The Fingerpost” (NS 81824 67520), and asking about how it got it’s name. I’m not old enough to remember, but from … Continue reading

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