Rather than walk a few metres to bin their rubbish in the car park recycling area, these “wild” Ardentinny beach campers simply deposited the remnants of their weekend (including their “bag for life” – see inset) inside their new tent and abandoned the lot! We’ve binned the junk and if anyone would like to get their hands on a brand new tent, please contact us!
Ardentinny Community Trust meeting minutes of 25 July, 2010. A copy has also been posted on the village notice board.
Ardentinny Community Council meeting minutes of 1 June, 2010. A copy has also been posted on the village notice board.
Classic yacht Eleonora E, a replica of the world’s fastest schooner (in 1910) Westward, visited Loch Long this week. The yacht, which spends much of her time cruising Mediterranean and Caribbean waters, can accommodate 8 guests (with a similar number of crew) in luxurious surroundings. She is available for charter at just 53,000 – 59,000 euros per week. For bookings, please make an orderly queue!
13 Aug. Additional update from Mr. Russell Lamont, FCS:
1. The spraying is to control the spread of bracken.
2. The spraying is being undertaken on Forestry Commission ground, which is tenanted by Mr Marshall.
3. Product being applied – Asulox.
4. As I have already indicated in this instance FCS were unaware of the operation prior to it being undertaken. If this operation takes place in the future we have indicated we must be informed. This information will be conveyed to the community.
12 Aug. We have received the following from Mr. Russell Lamont, Environment Manager, Cowal & Trossachs Forest District:
I understand you have been informed that the helicopter operations highlighted on your web site, dated 8th August, were being undertaken on behalf of David Marshall.
We were unaware of the work and temporarily suspended the operations until we were satisfied that all the relevant paperwork was in place. I can confirm all the necessary requirements have been met and we are content to allow the operations to continue.
I have been informed this may be as early as 13th August, depending on the weather.
8 Aug. A helicopter (reg no. G-WEGO) could be seen over Cnap Reamhar (the hill behind Ardentinny village) on Sunday afternoon in what appeared to be aerial crop spraying. Hopefully the Forestry Commission will be able to provide us with more details on this shortly.