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Mar 11th, 2016

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More tailrace

Now that it is a bit lighter in the evenings I went to have a look at how things were coming on at the bottom after work had finished for the day. I was particularly interested in the progress on the tailrace as from my garden I could hear the sound of a jack hammer […]

Mar 8th, 2016

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Tailrace

They have now started on the tailrace (where the water is put back into the Donich). This is right behind our garden, but luckily for us, several hundred meters away from the house. This afternoon I could see (and hear) the JCB at work removing some huge boulders from the bank preparatory to digging the […]

Mar 6th, 2016

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Sea of Mud

We walked up to the top of the development this morning and went back down by the path to Inveronich. Basically the only reason we were able to walk the path is the fact that it is below zero today and it is frozen over – otherwise it would be impassable as the whole thing […]

Mar 2nd, 2016

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Wildlife Survey

This is the document resulting from the second wildlife survey which was carried out in September last year. The results provided by it are very disappointing and surprising as again the survey failed to find significant evidence of the protected mammals which are known to be in the area and which we have ample evidence […]

Feb 24th, 2016

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At the Waterfall

I went up to the Waterfalls yesterday to take a look at how they are getting on with the path. It was really too muddy to look very closely, but they seem to be laying the pipes down the hill now. The former path is now basically a road made out of mud. I did […]

Feb 21st, 2016

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Another Week

We had been going to walk up and look at progress at the top today, but it was raining so hard we had to content ourselves with looking at the bottom. There doesn’t seem to have been that much progress, but some more concrete has been poured, presumably to form the floor of the pumphouse. […]

Feb 14th, 2016

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Further Hydro Developments

We (the Inveronich Residents Association) were asked by Hydroplan whether we would have objections to changing the powerhouse design from a wood cladded version to being entirely clad in tin. We all considered that the original design would be more in keeping with the environment and after we informed the developer that we would have […]

Jan 24th, 2016

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Diversion Path open again

The diversion path at the top of the waterfalls has now been repaired and is ‘crossable with care’ – i.e. it is reinstated but is very muddy (not alone in that as there has been a lot of rain recently). Sunday today so I took a look at both top and bottom. At the top, […]

Jan 23rd, 2016

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Lots of new construction and ‘Diversion Path’

Construction is now in full swing, both at the bottom, where there are huge piles of pipes, and at the top. I walked round the ‘diversion path’ yesterday and was passed by at least five vehicles. The road at the top is a sea of mud, and turning on to the path down to join […]

Dec 28th, 2015

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Path now closed

I didn’t manage to catch the exact day it happened, but the path past Inveronich up to the waterfalls is now closed. These photos were taken on 27th Dec, so I guess it was closed since before Christmas, which means it should open again by mid to late March. As it was a Sunday and […]