FLS reveals plan to create two Ardentinny campsites (updated 31 March)

In a letter to Ardentinny Community Council, Stuart Chalmers of Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) outlined plans to seek planning permission to ’temporarily formalise’ the use of the area as a campsite. The proposal would be to create a campsite at the beach (Glenfinart Bay) and a second in the ’nursery field’ (a field west of …

Beach parking and signage

In October 2020 Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) undertook a community consultation on its proposals for the beach area. Since then the only hint of an outcome has been the recent renewed signage which indicates that there will be a charge for beach parking. In response, Ardentinny Community Council (CC) secretary, Marian Norris, wrote to …

Ardentinny beach – the big clean-up (updated 13 August)

Discarded barbecues, pizza boxes, drinks cans and the associated rubbish of the modern camper deposited in a bright yellow skip, alongside overflowing bins, was the result of the hottest weekend so far this year at Ardentinny beach. Saturday and Sunday's warm weather brought with it an influx of overnight beach visitors complete with tents and …