Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Loch Lomond wind power station proposed - Ard Ghaoth

Banks Renewables hopes to build a wind power station with 20 turbines near loch Lomond, a few miles east of Conic Hill, with each turbine being about 100m high. The usual bribery package will be offered to local communities if the application is approved.

The company is about to submit an application for a wind monitoring mast which will establish whether the site is viable, and ecological and ornithological surveys will also be carried out. Given that Stirling Council has identified the area as potentially suitable for wind power station development, it is hardly likely to reject the application - which is what it should do.

Source: BBC Scotland News

Note the line of the WHW near Conic Hill. Click to enlarge.

Saturday, 11 June 2011


Azalea as it usually flowers. Poor this year though.

Taken with an old 4MP camera.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Himalayan Blue Poppy - Meconopsis betonicifolia

Never fails to delight.                                          Click to enlarge.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

BBC Panorama - Undercover Care

This post has nothing to do with hills - it's more important than that as Alan Sloman rightly says.

Please, please, if you didn't watch this programme last night watch it as soon as you can on the iPlayer. Be prepared to be shocked, disgusted and very, very angry. See also Shirl's blog.