Below: The Keose Glebe Moor Road before the recent improvement works.
Over recent months, we have seen an increased amount of vehicle traffic using the moor road. Some of these visitors are using the road at all hours of the day or night, and are not always following the speed restrictions that we have put in place. Continue reading “Moor Road Management”
The North Harris Trust along with Scottish Natural Heritage are embarking on a project to quantify the extent of Gunnera (Gunnera tinctoria) across the Western Isles. They will then work to produce a plan towards its management and eradication.
Gunnera, commonly known as ‘Giant Rhubarb’ is native to South America and was introduced as an ornamental garden plant. However, it has become an invasive species, taking over gardens and spreading into neighbouring crofts, along roadsides and onto hill land.
Growing to a height of 2m, the large Gunnera leaves shade and out-compete native plants. It can also cause problems by blocking drainage ditches and access tacks. Seeds are spread along water courses and by birds, but also through road building, movement of soil and clearing ditches. Gunnera thrives in our mild, wet climate and is now a major problem in Western Ireland where the climate and landscape is similar to that found in the Outer Hebrides.
Today with North Lochs Historical Society walked Keose Glebe, a #LandReform estate where the community have set up picnic tables. Rusty stands on Leac na Gillean from where, c. 1802, the landlord press-ganged 32 young men onto a warship, 20 never to return https://t.co/7FtGsh0rnHpic.twitter.com/cMZjIdpykh
A bench and memorial plaque, in memory of the late John MacDonald, 11 Keose Glebe, was sited on Druim A’ Channaich, Keose Glebe. John is the eldest son of Colin and Sandra and brother of Alister and Stuart.
The bench is placed at a scenic spot by the family peat banks where John spent many happy days and provides a panoramic view of the village of Keose Glebe and Loch Keose.