Category Archives: Uncategorized

Ardpatrick: snapshot of rural depopulation

Ferry Wood is located on the Ardpatrick Estate, part of Ardpatrick township. In former days it was connected by sea: the name “Ferry Wood” is given to it by dint of it being at one end of a ferry route

Ardpatrick: snapshot of rural depopulation

Ferry Wood is located on the Ardpatrick Estate, part of Ardpatrick township. In former days it was connected by sea: the name “Ferry Wood” is given to it by dint of it being at one end of a ferry route

The circular economy

Standing as the Scottish Green Party candidate for a ward in Argyll and Bute, I have heard -and seen – a lot about our litter problem. Especially marine litter washing up constantly on our coast. I think it’s time that

The circular economy

Standing as the Scottish Green Party candidate for a ward in Argyll and Bute, I have heard -and seen – a lot about our litter problem. Especially marine litter washing up constantly on our coast. I think it’s time that

Sound of Gigha – the book

Here are the windswept team who put the Sound of Gigha together. The two artists – Julia Griffiths and Ann Thomas – are in front (Julia is holding a copy of the book). My son Peter, who did the layout

Sound of Gigha – the book

Here are the windswept team who put the Sound of Gigha together. The two artists – Julia Griffiths and Ann Thomas – are in front (Julia is holding a copy of the book). My son Peter, who did the layout

Jack snipe in Kintyre

Last night we were coming back from a ceilidh. Up at North Beachmore (near Muasdale on the West coast of Kintyre where we live) in the car headlights we saw a bird bobbing about on the track, flying up a

Jack snipe in Kintyre

Last night we were coming back from a ceilidh. Up at North Beachmore (near Muasdale on the West coast of Kintyre where we live) in the car headlights we saw a bird bobbing about on the track, flying up a

How to look after a SSSI – step 1

Becoming the custodians of a rare woodland is exciting and somewhat daunting. It feels like a big responsibility. Apparently upland oak woods are really rare in global terms (although by the coast, it is still classed as upland as conditions

How to look after a SSSI – step 1

Becoming the custodians of a rare woodland is exciting and somewhat daunting. It feels like a big responsibility. Apparently upland oak woods are really rare in global terms (although by the coast, it is still classed as upland as conditions

Rhododendron at Ferry Wood

The big managemenent issue at Ferry Wood is Rhododendron ponticum, the scourge of upland oakwoods on the west coast of Britain. There have been efforts to remove it from the wood for over 20 years and it still has a

Rhododendron at Ferry Wood

The big managemenent issue at Ferry Wood is Rhododendron ponticum, the scourge of upland oakwoods on the west coast of Britain. There have been efforts to remove it from the wood for over 20 years and it still has a

Ferry Wood

As a family we have recently brought a 40 acre oakwood in Argyll, in South Knapdale at the northern entrance to the West Loch, which separates Knapdale from Kintyre. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of

Ferry Wood

As a family we have recently brought a 40 acre oakwood in Argyll, in South Knapdale at the northern entrance to the West Loch, which separates Knapdale from Kintyre. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of