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SNP Break Commitment to Protect Our Wild Land

Article from The National, 29/10/16 In July 2014 I commented in THIS post that if the Scottish Government allowed the Talladh a Bheithe windfarm to go ahead it would signal it’s failure to abide by the Scottish Wild land Map … Continue reading

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Letter to Planning Minister Kevin Stewart/ Protect the People of Caldercruix

Kevin Stewart MSP Dear Mr Stewart, Recently a planning application (15/00428/MIN) which had been rejected by North Lanarkshire Council due to the overwhelming objections from the local community and from politicians of all parties, was appealed by the company submitting … Continue reading

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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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Dr Aileen McLeod: Goodbye, and Good Riddance

Although Thursdays Scottish Parliament election saw a number of surprises, one in particular caught my eye. You may have missed it in all the coverage of the “apparent” Tory victory, but one result did catch my eye. The Environment Minister … 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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Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park: Procurator Fiscal Refuses to Prosecute

This article from the MCofS magazine, The Scottish Mountaineer, from November 2015 is an interesting one. It would appear that a camper who was doing so responsibly under the outdoor access legislation was to be prosecuted for breaching LLTNP byelaws. … Continue reading

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