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Archive for 2016

Light on Dumyat by Rennie McOwan republished

A brand new illustrated edition of a children’s classic, Light on Dumyat by Rennie McOwan, is now in its fifth edition and has been specially illustrated for a new young readership.  Rennie is the founder of Friends of the Ochils. This classic tale of adventure, friendship and courage is greatly influenced by the author’s childhood.  Aimed at 7–11 year olds, there are no phones or i-pads, just four resourceful children roaming free, having adventures and being at one with their environment. Light on Dumyat is the first book in a series of four and introduces the key characters, Gavin and the […]

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Glenquey Moss is saved !

Glenquey Moss is saved – Deferred Refused Dismissed! The Quarry story summed up in 3 words Deferred Refused Dismissed! On 27 July 2015 the Scottish Government’s Reporter dismissed Cemex’s appeal.  The Development Management Committee (DMC) of Perth & Kinross Council had refused Cemex’s planning application in November 2014.  The Reporter’s decision ended a 5 year battle to ensure the protection and preservation of a wonderfully scenic and environmentally important site in the centre of the Ochils.   In December 2010 Cemex lodged a planning application with Perth & Kinross Council seeking permission to extend their licence to extract sand and […]

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