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Mainshill / Poniel / Glentaggart / Dalquhandy Open Cast Coal Site blight

The Douglas Valley was designated as an 'Area of Great Landscape Value' by South Lanarkshire Council.
Below are a selection of ariel photographs taken February 2010, showing the continuing and systematic destruction of our environment by Scottish Coal / Douglas and Angus Estate at Mainshill Wood and the onging mineral excavation by Scottish Coal at Poniel open cast coal site (occs).
These open cast mineral extraction applications were opposed by the majority of the local community but given permission by South Lanarkshire Council.
 
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Mainshill Wood destruction
Mainshill Wood destruction
Mainshill Wood, Douglas no longer and Poniel OCCS top right with the B7078 and the M74 in the foreground - 13/2/10
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Mainshill Wood destruction
Mainshill Wood destruction
Mainshill Wood, Douglas no longer with the A70 in the foreground - 13/2/10
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Mainshill Wood destruction
Mainshill Wood destruction
Mainshill Wood, Douglas no longer with the A70 in the foreground and B7078 and M74 top left - 13/2/10
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Mainshill Wood destruction
Mainshill Wood destruction
Mainshill Wood, Douglas no longer, left the B7078, M74 valley and Castlemains; home of Lord Home (Douglas & Angus Estate) in the foreground bottom left, A70 bottom right - 13/2/10
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Mainshill Wood destruction
Mainshill Wood destruction
Mainshill Wood, Douglas no longer, left the B7078, M74 valley and Castlemains home of Lord Home (Douglas & Angus Estate) in the foreground bottom left, A70 bottom right - 13/2/10
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Mainshill Wood destruction
Mainshill Wood destruction
Mainshill Wood, Douglas no longer, left the B7078, M74 valley and Castlemains; home of Lord Home (Douglas & Angus Estate) in the foreground bottom left, A70 bottom right - 13/2/10
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Mainshill Wood destruction
Mainshill Wood destruction
Poniel OCCS blight
Poniel OCCS blight
Poniel OCCS near Douglas showing the M74 and Cairn Lodge Services above it - 13/2/10
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Poniel OCCS blight
Poniel OCCS blight
Poniel OCCS near Douglas showing the M74 and Cairn Lodge Services above it and Uddington and A70 top right - 13/2/10
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Poniel OCCS blight
Poniel OCCS blight
Poniel OCCS near Douglas showing the M74 and Cairn Lodge Services top left - 13/2/10
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Poniel OCCS blight
Poniel OCCS blight
Poniel OCCS near Douglas showing the M74 and Cairn Lodge Services above it - 13/2/10
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Poniel / Mainshill OCCS blight
Poniel / Mainshill OCCS blight
Dalquahandy haul road bottom, Poniel industrial site showing storage yard, above it Poniel OCCS, above it Mainshill OCCS and to the right Douglas village - 13/2/10
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Newmains Home Farm / Mainshill
Newmains Home Farm / Mainshill
Newmains Home Farm (Douglas & Angus Estate) and Mainshill Wood top right, A70 left to top right - 13/2/10
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Glentaggart OCCS
Glentaggart OCCS
Glentaggart OCCS, Glespin village and Hagshaw Hill wind farm top right - 13/2/10
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Glentaggart OCCS
Glentaggart OCCS
Glentaggart OCCS, Glespin - 13/2/10
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Dalquhandy
Dalquhandy
The enormous flooded hole at Dalquhandy site - 13/2/10
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