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by blackgold
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New emergency phone system for Glen Etive
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: New emergency phone system for Glen Etive

"Is there a suggestion of restricted access to the river at mast sites or something?" no restriction to access to the river because of the masts. My head can only deal with one passionate issue at a time. After this is cleared up I will be moving onto the restriction to access which I see happening ...
by blackgold
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New emergency phone system for Glen Etive
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: New emergency phone system for Glen Etive

Just received a response to my challenge to SNH comments on the planning application. The key point I would like to share is: " We do not see any fundamental natural heritage obstacles to its installation; we did not object to the application". If only they made this as their opening reply to their ...
by blackgold
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New emergency phone system for Glen Etive
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: New emergency phone system for Glen Etive

"There's a few thousand tonnes of tarmac put down in glen etive" really like this one. Very valid point about the connectivity will attract more people, will pass this on. I am trying to create a list of views for the complaint procedure with SNH, positives and negatives for the masts. Someone out t...
by blackgold
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New emergency phone system for Glen Etive
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: New emergency phone system for Glen Etive

See post below, duplicated post.
by blackgold
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New emergency phone system for Glen Etive
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: New emergency phone system for Glen Etive

Here is the photo I could not display last night, site was on private setting, spot the pylon in the back ground which is far higher on the skyline than the proposed emergency masts. Its all personal opinions and spin, this is a link to the SCA objection. https://glenetivetribe.wordpress.com/2017/01...
by blackgold
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New emergency phone system for Glen Etive
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: New emergency phone system for Glen Etive

Who is a plonker then, me this time, should be on public now, cheers, next down you are in the glen call in, spare kayak gear if ever needed and kettle always on.
by blackgold
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New emergency phone system for Glen Etive
Replies: 10
Views: 915

New emergency phone system for Glen Etive

Very contentious issue I am about to raise here, I have dug my heels in which appears the majority of paddles and their governing body SCA are totally in the different direction. There is much miss information being propagated, it been on BBC Scotland. It’s not a wind farm, there will most probably ...
by blackgold
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Awe release dates 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Awe release dates 2013

The existing freshet management agreement between the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Operator of the Awe Barrage, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), requires that one freshet occurs in each month of July, August and September delivering a set volume over a period of two days ...
by blackgold
Sat May 25, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Full Facers
Replies: 120
Views: 11133

Re: Full Facers

freedom of expression, learn through experience, years ago a school friend told me punk was the new fashion, he had a safety pin through his nose, I thought he was way out.Best education I ever had, middle finger to all who under mind people and want to impose their views on others. https://www.yout...
by blackgold
Fri May 03, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Awe up-date 3rd May 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

River Awe up-date 3rd May 2013

Please note that SEPA’s consultation on its proposals to vary the compensation and freshet flow regime in the River Awe downstream from the Awe Barrage is now available on our website at: http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/water_regulation/advertised_applications/1011462.aspx This consultation will also a...
by blackgold
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Full Facers
Replies: 120
Views: 11133

Re: Full Facers

I am really shocked by some people's attitudes about full face helmets on this thread I have one and wear it all the time - even on Lakes I don't care if I look like an idiot - I don't go kayaking to impress people with my looks or fashion sense I wear it on grade 1-2 too - I dont understand the co...
by blackgold
Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Full Facers
Replies: 120
Views: 11133

Re: Full Facers

HI Was just reading through this thread and I remeber seeing this on a friends fb feed http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/WRSI-Recalls-Kayaking-and-Rafting-Helmets/#.UWXO0wsoSRE.facebook never have been a fan of full facers personally but each to there own mark "Hazard: The chinstrap buckle can fa...
by blackgold
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Awe Releases??
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: River Awe Releases??

Had a quick blast down the Awe to day, paddle-able but no play wave at barrage. Talked to an interesting person to day (off the record), many angles are concerned about the scientific value of the new flow rate, all being driven by one person for his field of research, very narrow remit. It appears ...
by blackgold
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Awe Releases??
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: River Awe Releases??

part copy of email, more people who contact SEPA the better, Jamie McGrigor MSP who I have been informed is a fisherman and land owner about the river Awe has been given some of the credit for the "new order". From: "Frame, Jim" <jim.frame@Sepa.org.uk> To: Subject: RE: River Awe Date: Mon, 21 Jan 20...
by blackgold
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish Dam Release Dates
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: Scottish Dam Release Dates

This is copied and pasted from Calums file. cheers Calum, Garry Release Dates 0800h - 0400h 20h total release time 1 Thursday 28th March 2 Friday 29th March 3 Thursday 4th April 4 Thursday 11th April 5 Friday 19th April 6 Friday 26th April 7 Saturday 4th May 8 Friday 10th May 9 Wednesday 15th May 10...
by blackgold
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish Dam Release Dates
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: Scottish Dam Release Dates

Andy H wrote:Your Link is coming up as server error and I cant read it.

Any chance doing it again?

Cheers Andy
you need to be logged into Facebook to read it
by blackgold
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The tax man
Replies: 14
Views: 1638

Re: The tax man

Be totally honest, buy the best equipment, if you do run at a loss this can be set against your other tax you pay on your "full time job" and you get a rebate paid into your bank account. I use Ubutu and run GnuCash Finance Management program to do my accounts, got total audit trail of all income an...
by blackgold
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: History Lesson on the Trywerwyn
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: History Lesson on the Trywerwyn

Prime Minister Robert Muldoon had a view of "no politics in sport" when the south Africa rugby union toured New Zealand in 1981 and Nelson Mandela was still in prison.
by blackgold
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: History Lesson on the Trywerwyn
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: History Lesson on the Trywerwyn

I used to live in Bala and work at the Tryweryn. Funniest story I heard was to do with all the troubles. Unconfirmed response by the Mayer of Liverpool to the Issue of building the dam. "If all you Welsh living in Liverpool went home, we wouldn't need your water." Classic! By the Way I am Welsh, be...
by blackgold
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Confidence on the river
Replies: 29
Views: 2767

Re: Confidence on the river

The Chimp Paradox, you can down load it via Amazon as an audio book for free, the catch is to cancel the "free" offer within the month.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Chimp-Parad ... 517&sr=8-1
by blackgold
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Awe’s flows revised to improve fish spawning and juven
Replies: 28
Views: 7019

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

Thanks for keeping us up to date. Are the SCA Access Committee on board ? I am not a member of the SCA, but they know about the situation, I will keep on saying this, what happens on the Awe will happen on all the other dam release rivers in Scotland. The positive note is I am sure the SEPA Board m...
by blackgold
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Facebook Groups
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

Re: Facebook Groups

Whats facebook, I can remember telegrams..................just.
by blackgold
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Awe’s flows revised to improve fish spawning and juven
Replies: 28
Views: 7019

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

Up date 21st January 2013 copied and pasted from email today. "Regarding the Awe flows this year, we are currently reviewing the licence as we discussed with you and the others in Oban last year, and we are looking again at how flows are delivered downstream of the Barrage. Our aims remain the same ...
by blackgold
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Swop Dagger Axiom 9.0 for Stomper 90
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Swop Dagger Axiom 9.0 for Stomper 90

Looking to swop a Dagger Axiom 9.0 for a Liquidlogic Stomper 90.
Based in Scotland
open to offers
cheers
by blackgold
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Awe up date, open meeting, advanced notice
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: River Awe up date, open meeting, advanced notice

Meeting was held last night, many issues were discussed, I will list some bullet points. 1.SEPA were not fully aware of the whole picture, and want to learn from the errors, they were very open and honest on this issue. 2. There will be public consultation according to the regulations, this was not ...
by blackgold
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Grey seals in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 1146

Re: Grey seals in Scotland

Scottish Salmon Company technical manager Dale Hill said: "We recognise the significant potential for wrasse to play a part in the management of sea lice populations within our marine production facilities." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-19878554 If they eat sea lice, what ...
by blackgold
Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Grey seals in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 1146

Re: Grey seas in Scotland

swagstaff wrote:Yes they are such playful creatures http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-n ... d-19882985
Image

look what we do
by blackgold
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Awe up date, open meeting, advanced notice
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: River Awe up date, open meeting, advanced notice

latest up date "All, we are proposing to have a meeting next Monday, 15th October, to discuss the changes which were made to the flow regime on the Awe this year and the implications for recreational users. The proposed venue is in the Sea Kayak Oban shop at 7pm on Monday evening. I hope you can all...