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by Eddie Palmer
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: River Spean - The 'Spean Gorge'
Replies: 13
Views: 6228

Re: River Spean - Spean Bridge to Lochy Confluence - The 'Sp

To all readers - this discussion will take place off-line now, not in public

Eddie Palmer
by Eddie Palmer
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: River Spean - The 'Spean Gorge'
Replies: 13
Views: 6228

Re: River Spean - Spean Bridge to Lochy Confluence - The 'Sp

The comments about the R. Spean egress, and also the WW Guidebook are unfortunate and misleading. Much work was put in by our last Access Officer, Mike Dales (his SNH funding ran out at end of 2011), on this issue, and since then we have not received any further requests for help from Chris. The Spe...
by Eddie Palmer
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Tay Descent 2012!
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: Tay Descent 2012!

Hi All info on the website - shuttle buses for those who pay for them. First start time Dunkeld 9.30 a.m. (Long course), Stanley Mills orcourse), 12.00 midday - specific times depend on no. and classes of entries. Lots of info on the website, this is a complicated event. Any other queries, please us...
by Eddie Palmer
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Tay Descent 2012!
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Tay Descent 2012!

Hi Folks - only 17 more days to enter! One of the best and most enjoyable paddling events in the country, together with Paddle 2012, Scotland's annual Canoe and Kayak Show - based in Perth, Scotland's newest city! And Now! - Tim Baillie, one of the Olympic Gold Medal slalom C2 winning medal pair, wi...
by Eddie Palmer
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Awe’s flows revised to improve fish spawning and juven
Replies: 28
Views: 6794

Re: River Awe’s flows revised to improve fish spawning and j

Can I just make it quite clear that there was NO consultation (i.e. to SCA staff, or to myself) before the announcement in late February of river releases this year. This information was then posted on the sCA website within 24 hours. We were also not expecting any - recreational users are not statu...
by Eddie Palmer
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Tay Descent 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 664

Tay Descent 2012

Entires now open!

Saturday, October 27th

http://www.canoescotland.org/NewsEvents ... scent.aspx

Come to the friendly large event for all paddlers and all boats. A great weekend - Friday night talk, Saturday ceilidh, Paddle2012 Exhibition.
by Eddie Palmer
Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayaking in Scotland. Questionnaire.
Replies: 22
Views: 1193

Re: Sea Kayaking in Scotland. Questionnaire.

Just a few comments. Yes, the reason for the sea kayaking questionaire is that the majority of 'access problems' now in Scotland are to do with sea kayaking, e.g. parking, access on to water, charging at harbours, camping (in some places) etc, and absolutely yes - we don't know how many come here to...
by Eddie Palmer
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Oirish touring
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Oirish touring

Hi My only comment is that just leaving it WON'T improve anything - if we had not gained SOAC in Scotland, by now we would have been kept off some major salmon rivers. Also, it was strange that the only few bailiffs we met, of whom one was really badly behaved, were all English - what a cheek, tryin...
by Eddie Palmer
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Oirish touring
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Oirish touring

Hi - nice to hear comments about the new book - my main memories of the last three years (apart from some lovely paddling) is endless driving across Ireland - I or we seemed to be always passing through Enniskillen or Tullamore etc. I can guarantee that all the other photos are as they were taken! I...
by Eddie Palmer
Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Battles
Replies: 11
Views: 2145

Grassroots programme on Radio Scotland

Dear All The SCA has been heavily involved over the past six weeks or so on both the Lower Tay (Stanley) WW Race held on March 3rd, and also this radio programe. There is too much that has happened to relate here (as hinted by Pete Syme), but a few crucial points; The radio programme was billed as '...
by Eddie Palmer
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Tree trunk on the Ericht (Perthshire)
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Tree on Ericht

This tree has been reported to Perth and Kinross Council, and will be removed in due course by the local authority tree officer (exactly the same as a tree blocking a footpath - in Scotland the landowner has the duty to remove it, but htis is not yet generally known). It is dangerous in high levels....