June 8 , 2012 | Posted by EMH | No Comments

Spruce extraction

In June the stand of Spruce behind Torrisdale square will be felled and extracted and exported to Ireland.Despite some windblow, the remaining trees have achieved a good size and form. Some smaller stems and scrappy stuff will be left roadside to be used in the biomass boiler which will be installed on the estate as

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May 28 , 2012 | Posted by EMH | No Comments

Eagles, Orchids and Waterfalls

The amazing sunshine over the past few days has meant neglecting the blogging as I try to spend as much time outside as possible, that is until the midges get too much! A walk out on Saturday gave us a lucky sighting of two golden eagles soaring away on thermals above Rhonadale and a common spotted

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May 16 , 2012 | Posted by EMH | No Comments

Walk up Creag Mhor

A walk up behind Glen House, through the bracken and past the growing patches of Rhododendron leads up to amazing views across to Arran and the misty outline of Ailsa Craig (once the source of blue hone granite used to make Scottish curling stones and now home to hundreds of gannets and puffins). Many meadow

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