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Aerial Views


douglas from the air

Douglas showing from the cemetery (bottom left), Long Plantation (top left), A70 (bottom left - top right) and the Stable Lake (first pond) and its two islands, in the Policy grounds (top right).


glespin from the air

Glespin showing Glentaggart Open Cast Coal Site, Ramage Distribution, A70 (centre left - top right) and the village (top right).

Many thanks to getmapping for the above images.

Below are various aerial views from the Douglas Valley and surrounding area.

Looking east over Scotlands first mainland wind farm on Hagshaw Hill , Douglas.

hagshaw hill wind farm

Old Douglas (conservation area) and the first pond (Stable Lake)

old douglas and first pond (stable lake)

Castle Dangerous (top right of picture) overlooks the floodwaters pond; now a natural haven for wildlife, and Douglas Water river from which the pond is fed.

floodwaters pond and castle dangerous

Douglas Main Street and bank brae meeting at Crossburn on the A70.

douglas centre and bank brae


The enormous flooded hole; some 150ft deep, left at the former and unrestored land at Dalquhandy Open Cast Coal site.

the unrestored land at the former dalquhandy open cast coal site

More flooded "moonscape" at Dalquhandy looking towards Poniel.

unrestored land at the former dalquhandy open cast coal site


Operational Open Cast Coal excavation at Glentaggart adjacent to Glespin village.
glentaggart open cast coal site next to glespin

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