The road outside Angle cottage on the Ardentinny to Whistlefield road will be closed between 7am and 7pm on 27 October, 2019 to enable works to take place in relation to the Cuil Burn Hydro Renewables project. Contractor Robert Brakes informs us that the road to the beach past the village hall will remain open at all times. Diversion signage will be in place at the Loch Eck and Cot House turnings. As it is a Sunday it should not affect the 489 West Coast Motors Service as it terminates at the Village car park.
Sadly, wildlife fatalities around Ardentinny continue. Earlier today a pheasant was mown down near Angle Cottage on the road along the Glen. One has to wonder how these incidents occur.
Pheasants in the area are particularly tame. They can frequently be seen wandering by the side of the road and, at times, on the road. However, are these vehicles travelling so quickly that it is impossible for them to take avoiding action?
It’s the same situation for squirrels and the crows who crack open their mussel shells on the highway. Are vehicles driving too fast on these narrow roads to be able to see these creatures ahead?
One does wonder if this latest incident was related to someone relishing pheasant on the menu for their New Year meal, as just 20 minutes after our photograph was taken, the bird had mysteriously disappeared!