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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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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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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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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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Windfarms, Alex Salmond and Independence

Time and time again I see the same themes in many of the attacks against the wind developments which are despoiling our landscape here in Scotland. “It’s all Alex Salmond’s fault”, and by extension it’s the SNP that are to … Continue reading

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I’m Spartacus

  It’s almost 100 years since Scottish environmentalist John Muir died. The Father of the US National Park movement, he would have been appalled at the destructive behaviour of both the Scottish and UK Governments. The UK government has just … Continue reading

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