Larach Quarry Blast – 6 October


Larach Quarry


Forestry Commission Scotland has advised us of a blast being carried out at Larach Quarry as detailed below:

Date: Tuesday 6th October 2015
Time: Approximately 1300hrs
Restricted access: 0800 to 1700hrs
Temporary avoidance zone: 1100 to 1500hrs. All times are local.

OS X (Eastings) 215880
OS Y (Northings) 692226
Nearest Post Code PA23 8SG
Lat (WGS84) N56:05:14 (56.087265)
Long (WGS84) W4:57:39 (-4.960820)
Lat,Long 56.087265,-4.960820
Nat Grid NS158922 / NS1588092226
mX -552235
mY 7540318
Mapcode GBR 04.NFJZ

The quarry is 180m above MSL, the blast zone is 750m radius or 0.404967 nautical miles and maximum height of 100 metres.


Nursery Field fencing underway

Work began today on fencing off one of Ardentinny’s favourite dog-walking areas. As announced by Forestry Commission Scotland at the last Community Council meeting, the ‘Nursery Field’ between Glenfinart Caravan Park and the beach path is to be leased for grazing.


Nursery Field to be leased for grazing

At the recent Ardentinny Community Council meeting, Forestry Commission Scotland representative, David Robertson, reported that the land, commonly known as the ‘nursery field’, is to be leased for grazing and that stock fencing will soon be erected around it.

Google Earth view of Nursery Field.

Google Earth view of Nursery Field.

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