Comments for CGDT http://cgdt.org Making Colintraive and Glendaruel a better place to live and work Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:40:40 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.9 Comment on ColGlen is going Greener! by We’re Recruiting! | CGDT http://cgdt.org/2013/10/colglen-is-going-greener/#comment-317 Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:40:40 +0000 http://cgdt.org/?p=812#comment-317 […] ← ColGlen is going Greener! Stronafian Forest Woodland Crofting Event! → […]

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Comment on The Ferries Review and how it might affect Colintraive by admin http://cgdt.org/2012/02/the-ferries-review-and-how-it-might-affect-colintraive/#comment-305 Fri, 24 Feb 2012 12:25:12 +0000 http://cgdt.org/?p=513#comment-305 from Facebook: “[…] I’ve just read the report in the newspaper – sounds good, I think and potentially v. good for tourism in Colglen (and people who always wanted to pop over in the evening to go to the Jazz festival, cinema, restaurant but couldn’t because of the early last ferry).”

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Comment on Of Hall, Hotel and Hub: an Ongoing Discussion by admin http://cgdt.org/2012/01/of-hall-hotel-and-hub-an-ongoing-discussion/#comment-297 Mon, 09 Jan 2012 11:59:57 +0000 http://cgdt.org/?p=489#comment-297 UPDATE: Next meeting for the group has now been set. All attendees please contact Rhona for more details!

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Comment on CGDT is Granted Community Right to Buy on Glendaruel Hotel by admin http://cgdt.org/2011/01/cgdt-is-granted-community-right-to-buy-on-glendaruel-hotel/#comment-217 Mon, 07 Nov 2011 10:03:48 +0000 http://cgdt.org/?p=334#comment-217 Thank you Karen! We’re looking forward to the present owners placing the property on the market so the community can get to grips with our plans as to how we might purchase and run the property.

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Comment on CGDT is Granted Community Right to Buy on Glendaruel Hotel by Karen Elliott http://cgdt.org/2011/01/cgdt-is-granted-community-right-to-buy-on-glendaruel-hotel/#comment-195 Tue, 11 Oct 2011 20:31:04 +0000 http://cgdt.org/?p=334#comment-195 Dear Sir,
I was intrigued & delighted to see that the community have the opportunity to purchase the hotel. Good luck with the future and somehow I feel sure the venture will be a wonderful oportunity for the community, with so many talented and skilled people and the beautiful location. Karen

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Comment on Thinking of Installing a Renewable Heating Scheme? by Russell http://cgdt.org/2011/09/thinking-of-installing-a-renewable-heating-scheme/#comment-187 Tue, 04 Oct 2011 10:31:43 +0000 http://cgdt.org/?p=448#comment-187 The intention for this scheme is that in 2012 householders will then be eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive which will pay a set amount per kWh of heat produced – so the benefits are set to continue! (But only if heat produced is measurable i.e. part of a central heating system rather than just a stove). This is the scheme which is available to ‘non-domestic’ renewable heating systems now – that includes one that heats, say, a farmhouse and outlying cottages, or a one boiler that provides heat to several houses.

Also remember that setting up a supply of woodfuel is one of the options being considered for Stronafian Forest if you are considering which form of renewable heating to choose. Not than I’m biased or anything… If you are considering a biomass heating system then please do get in contact with me (Russell).

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Comment on A Walk in the Woods by Sandra Wilson http://cgdt.org/2011/09/a-walk-in-the-woods/#comment-151 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 19:41:14 +0000 http://cgdt.org/?p=434#comment-151 Although after four years here I am still very pleased to see all the red squirrels and deer, they are less exciting than the things I haven’t seen so often. For the first time in my life, I saw a pine martin on the road to Otter Ferry and last week on the road to Colintraive, an otter crossed the road in front of me. Not so large but equally exciting around our house are glow worms (wow!), slow worms, newts, dragonfly, wood-wasps, lizards, owls, buzzards, and cuckoo, many of which I had never seen before (not in this country anyway, and never in my own garden). Unfortunately, Glendaruel is also home to nasty mink, which I would prefer not to see.

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Comment on A Walk in the Woods by Russell http://cgdt.org/2011/09/a-walk-in-the-woods/#comment-148 Mon, 12 Sep 2011 17:02:09 +0000 http://cgdt.org/?p=434#comment-148 I agree Robert – I saw one dashing across the road in near the Clachan as I drove home on Friday. Fortunately it was a long way off! I also saw a pine martin recently and felt very privileged, especially since a friend of mine who has lived in the Cairngorms most of her life only spotted her first one the other day!

Any other good wildlife spots in Col-Glen?

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Comment on A Walk in the Woods by Robert Hayes http://cgdt.org/2011/09/a-walk-in-the-woods/#comment-147 Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:55:08 +0000 http://cgdt.org/?p=434#comment-147 I assumed it would have been taken into consideration, but no harm in mentioning it. My wife and I saw one only this morning hopping across our garden and they are, in my opinion, the most beautiful of a host of beautiful creatures in this area. Unfortunately my mother and sisters have come for three week-long visits in the past two years and managed to leave without seeing a single red squirrel, so I hope the tourists have more luck!

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Comment on A Walk in the Woods by Russell http://cgdt.org/2011/09/a-walk-in-the-woods/#comment-145 Mon, 12 Sep 2011 10:54:13 +0000 http://cgdt.org/?p=434#comment-145 Of course any development would always be preceded by a Environmental Impact Assessment to minimise disruption to the habitats of vulnerable species. It is in our interest to protect these species as they could be a major draw to the area for tourists!

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