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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 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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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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Scottish Government response to Loch Lomond Camping Ban Letter

After a mere two months I have had a response to my Open Letter to Dr Aileen McLeod, the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform.   In short, we acknowledge your letter but are taking absolutely no notice … 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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MCofS: Manifesto For Mountains

As this is an election year, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland has highlighted some questions you may wish to ask those seeking your vote this May in the Scottish Parliamentary elections. . This one in particular caught my eye, in … Continue reading

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A Braw Wind Is Blowing: Windfarms Rejected by Scottish Government

While much of the country falls under the shadow of wind turbines, there have been a few good news stories of late. Yesterday it was reported that Energy Minister Fergus Ewing had refused consent for a 22 turbine windfarm at … Continue reading

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