Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

What do you value about Loch Etive?

Loch Etive ICZM meeting next Tuesday night -15th June 2010 Dear all This is just a quick reminder that the Loch Etive ICZM meeting next Tuesday night will not just be focussing on Aquaculture and the second part of the meeting will focus on What you value about Loch Etive.

June 9, 2010   Posted in: Agriculture, Bonawe, Community, Community Council, Environment, Etive, Event, North Connel  No Comments

Tralee beach clean – Thursday 10th June

If you have a spare hour or two, get yourself down to the beach at Tralee at 11.30 am for the Friends of Tralee litter cleanup – there are rumours of a barbeque !!! thanks to Tralee Bay Holidays

June 7, 2010   Posted in: Benderloch, Community, Environment  One Comment

Skate away on Gannet

A Montrose man had a great days fishing earlier this month, landing a 199lbs female Common Skate on to TSMV Gannet while out fishing just off Loch Spelve, Mull. Like most of our charter fishing boats in the area, Benderloch skipper Adrian Lauder is a staunch supporter of the Skate tagging programme, and this ‘not […]

May 30, 2010   Posted in: Benderloch, Environment  No Comments

North Connel and District Horticulture

It was a great afternoon, yesterday, at the Plant Sale with just about all the plants being eagerly scooped up within the first half an hour, leaving plenty of time for all to leisurely enjoy Fiona’s renowned home baking and teas. Once again, superb, and so efficiently assisted by many helpers.

May 16, 2010   Posted in: Barcaldine, Benderloch, Bonawe, Community, Environment, Event, food and drink, Hobbies, North Connel  No Comments

The Forestry Commission wants to hear from you

Forestry Commission and our community With Barcaldine Forest on your doorstep, there’s little need to tell the residents of Ardchattan about the heritage of commercial forestry delivered by Forestry Commission Scotland.

April 27, 2010   Posted in: Agriculture, Barcaldine, Environment, Renewable Energy  No Comments

Loch Etive ICZM meeting Tomorrow – be part of the consultation

The next meeting of the consultation on the features of, and factors affecting, Loch Etive takes place tomorrow – Tuesday 20th April at 7 pm Connel Village hall. The agenda for this meeting is focussing on Water Quality and Invasive Non-Native Species. http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/content/planning/developmentprojects/marineandcoastaldevunit/ICZM2/LochEtiveICZM/

April 19, 2010   Posted in: Agriculture, argyll and bute council, Business, Community, Environment, Etive, Event, North Connel  No Comments

Beach Cleans around Ardchattan this spring

Achaleven Primary School : – 19th April  ~~~~   contact Marian Fisher 01631 710529 North Connel Guides : – April 25th  ~~~~ contact Christine Campbell 01631 559386 Taynuilt PTA – : April 25th  ~~~~   contact Moira Carswell 01866 822767 Ardchattan and Bonawe – : April 29/30th and May 5th  ~~~~  contact Susan Bland 01631 750147 If you […]

April 18, 2010   Posted in: Bonawe, Children, Community, Environment, Etive, Event, Family, Nature, North Connel, Recycling, Schools  No Comments

First Spring birds – incoming migrants

There is a lot of traffic in the skies with the wild geese passing over in skeins as they head off to their summer nesting grounds, and glorious warmth in the sun, but has anyone seen any of our incoming spring migrants in Ardchattan yet? According to the Seil Natural History Group, there is already […]

April 13, 2010   Posted in: Community, Environment, Nature, Weather  2 Comments

Who owns our shores?

A report in the Scottish Herald on Saturday throws doubt as to who owns what around our shorelines. “For decades, the Crown Estate Commissioners (CEC) have claimed ownership to Scotland’s seabed, yet in evidence to the Commons Treasury Committee they admit they do not actually own anything. They only manage the Crown property rights in […]

April 5, 2010   Posted in: Business, Creran, Environment, Etive  No Comments

Loch Etive meeting – Natural and Historic Environments

The third meeting of the Loch Etive ICZM was all about the Natural Heritage and also the Historic Environment. background to ICZM There was a useful run down of how the process is working for those of us who had not been able to get to the previous meetings, and feedback on some queries raised […]

April 5, 2010   Posted in: Benderloch, Bonawe, Community, Environment, Etive, Event, History, North Connel  No Comments