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Good condition 2020-06-30 05:50 - TP6425 (The Roundie)

FB Number: S4729   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Early morning visit. Views restricted by trees but the Firth of Tay is visible to the south-west.


Pillar viewed from the south
The Roundie viewed from the path from Birkhill
Signpost on the A923 at Birkhill


Good condition 2020-05-31 06:05 - TP3861 (Hill Of Alyth)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit, on a cloudier morning than of late. Pleased to find that the view indicator disc has reappeared.

Pillar and indicator, looking south
Alyth Hill view indicator


Good condition 2020-05-30 06:37 - TP3169 (Findowrie)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit, on a walk from Brechin.


Good condition 2020-05-30 05:45 - TP4617 (Maisondieu)

FB Number: S5904   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easily reached from the centre of Brechin.

Viewed from the south
Close up of pillar


Inaccessible 2020-05-05 05:50 - TP15618 (Forfar Meml Twr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2020-04-19 07:30 - TP2695 (Cutties Hillock)

FB Number: S5820   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In good condition amidst Cuttie's Wood.


Viewed from the west


Good condition 2020-01-03 11:10 - TP6812 (West Hills)

FB Number: S1610   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From road, followed tyre tracks in newly planted field, which led close to pillar. Best views to the north.

Looking north-east
Viewed from the road to the south-west


Good condition 2019-10-05 08:10 - TP8919 (Scolty Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Reached from up good tracks and paths from Banchory.


Inscription
Plaques


Good condition 2019-10-05 08:05 - TP5847 (Scolty)

FB Number: S5457   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Reached from up good tracks and paths from Banchory.


Looking towards Banchory, tower on the right


Good condition 2019-09-29 09:00 - TP1902 (Canterland)

FB Number: S5051   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From St Cyrus Nature Reserve and along the minor road to Marykirk. The track up the west side of the hill led into the wood and near the top a faint path led southwards to the pillar amongst the tall grass and gorse bushes. Gorse obscured the flush bracket on the south face but managed to clear a path to get a picture. Best views seaward to the south and east.



Good condition 2019-09-21 09:15 - TP2836 (Droop Hill)

FB Number: S6011   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

A long hike from Drumtochty to Glenbervie and up the track on the eastern side.


Looking south-westwards


Damaged 2019-08-01 07:15 - TP4936 (Mount Blair)

FB Number: S7056   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Revisited the first trig pillar after 23 years, this time up the track from the north. A much changed summit with the viewfinder and mast. Pillar cracked all the way around down at the flush bracket.

Pillar and cairn

A cluttered summit


Good condition 2019-07-25 09:00 - TP2768 (Deuchary Hill)

FB Number: S9413   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Marilyn No. 19. From the Cally Car Park and up the track to the west, before heading up the path on the north-west side passing Lochan na Beinne.



View from near Lochan na Beinne to the north-west


Good condition 2019-07-21 07:05 - TP4881 (Moncreiffe Hill)

FB Number: S5924   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up from the Tay Car Park from the north, via Moredun Top. White painted pillar in good condition.


Looking south-westwards to the pillar


Remains 2019-07-14 18:55 - TP7425 (Beinn Bhuidhe)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 7/10

Munro No.147. From Inverchorachan in Glen Fyne on a sunny day.

The remains, with Loch Awe in the background.


Good condition 2019-07-07 08:25 - TP2303 (Coalyard Hill)

FB Number: S3151   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A long hike from Gillingshall Nature Reserve via Kilconquhar. From the A917 a road has been bulldozed along the side of the fence (signposted 'Catchpenny, Private Road'), the pillar is easily reached on the other side amidst the undergrowth on the edge of a wheat field.

Pillar, with the Firth of Forth beyond
Pillar on the other side of the fence


Good condition 2019-06-23 08:10 - TP2832 (Driesh)

FB Number: S7055   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fourth visit. A long hike from Glenprosen Village and up same route as third visit in 2015. Clear but slightly hazy conditions on top.


The summit, looking south-eastwards


Good condition 2019-06-16 08:15 - TP6326 (Tay Mount)

FB Number: S4790   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A long hike from Wormit via Peace Hill. Followed tyre tracks along the north edge of the wood and then a faint path through the wood southwards to the stile over the corner of the fence. Then an easy climb up to the pillar. Restricted views due to the surrounding woodland except eastwards to Lucklaw Hill and the coast.



View north-west from the true summit


Converted 2019-06-16 06:15 - TP5333 (Peace Hill)

FB Number: S4823   Condition: Converted   Score: 6/10

From Wormit, along the coastal path and then an ascent through very wet knee high grass up to the pillar converted into a memorial.

Looking south-eastwards towards Peacehill
As close to the flush bracket as you can get
View north-east over the Firth of Tay


Good condition 2019-05-25 08:40 - TP8455 (Obelisk)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

View from south-east
View from South


Destroyed 2019-05-25 08:30 - TP15695 (Victoria Bridge)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Slightly damaged 2019-05-25 07:25 - TP1044 (Barons Cairn)

FB Number: S5468   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From Doonies on the Coast Road to the east. Pillar eroded towards the top.

Close up of pillar, looking up the coast
Looking towards Aberdeen


Slightly damaged 2019-05-12 11:35 - TP6372 (The Crannel)

FB Number: S5756   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Third of the day after a traverse of the Hill of Wirren. Large crack near the flushbracket. Good views southwards.

Looking eastwards
Pillar with East Wirren beyond


Slightly damaged 2019-05-12 10:15 - TP2997 (East Wirren)

FB Number: S5800   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Around half an hour from Hill of Wirren, over peaty ground at first, then a track which passes over the summit. Cracks appearing around pillar. Views to the north more restricted then the Hill of Wirren, but better to the south and east, including Montrose Basin.

Looking south-eastwards
Pillar next to the track


Good condition 2019-05-12 09:40 - TP3915 (Hill Of Wirren)

FB Number: S7121   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Graham No.7. A long walk from Edzell via the Lethnot Road and bulldozed tracks. Last part crossing over clumpy heather and a double fence at the pillar. Pillar in good condition although the base is eroded and virtually an island in the surrounding puddles. Views were excellent on a clear morning, from the snow-capped Lochnagar and Cairngorms, all the way south over Angus to Fife, with the border hills a smudge on the horizon.

Pillar an island in the bog
Looking north-westwards to the high mountains


Good condition 2019-05-05 08:40 - TP2309 (Cochrage Muir)

FB Number: S9435   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From Blairgowrie via the Cateran Trail, then a good track signed for Kirkmichael. The last two hundred yards up to the pillar were over heather and a short section of boggy moss and grass. Pillar in good condition although covered in parts by moss and lichen.

Close up of pillar, looking south-east.


Good condition 2019-05-04 06:55 - TP15559 (Ceres Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Viewed from the south
Ceres, with the church spire Viewed from the Anstruther Road to the east.


Slightly damaged 2019-04-28 08:15 - TP2190 (Clachnaben)

FB Number: S5975   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

SECOND VISIT: Reached summit as mist was clearing. Cracks around pillar. Back via Glen Dye.

Close up of pillar
Pillar with tor in the background


Good condition 2019-04-21 09:25 - TP3868 (Hill Of Cat)

FB Number: S6949   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From Tarfside following bulldozed tracks on the Fungle and Firmounth Roads then westwards from Tampie to eventually pick up a fainter track along the old boundary fence to the pillar. The old iron post and remains of old pillar still lie adjacent.

Pillar and remains of the old one
Flushbracket
Approaching pillar from the east Mount Keen and Braid Cairn are in the background.


Good condition 2019-04-13 09:55 - TP0996 (Ballomill)

FB Number: S4775   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nearly two hours from Mount Hill via the track from Springfield.


Slightly damaged 2019-04-13 08:05 - TP4941 (Mount Hill)

FB Number: S4774   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Marilyn No.17. From Cupar via country roads and the track to the summit area.

Looking west to pillar and monument
Hopetoun Monument dwarfing the pillar


Good condition 2019-03-31 08:55 - TP4308 (Knox Hill)

FB Number: S4597   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Found eventually after clambering over fences and gorse. Can be seen from the pastureland to the east.


View from the east The pillar can be seen in the centre of the photograph.


Good condition 2019-01-23 14:15 - TP2045 (Cat Law)

FB Number: S6963   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit, nearly 16 years after last. Snowbound summit on a clear day with no wind. Pillar still in good condition.

Close up of pillar looking eastwards
Looking northwards to the pillar


Inaccessible 2018-10-28 12:35 - TP13150 (Kinross Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 3/10

Viewed from the roadside entrance


Good condition 2018-10-28 07:30 - TP13149 (Milnathort Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Viewed from a mile to the south-west


Couldn't find it 2018-10-04 08:15 - TP15678 (War Meml)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10


Couldn't find it 2018-10-04 07:55 - TP15654 (Toll Cottage)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10


Good condition 2018-09-29 12:50 - TP9788 (St Johns Church Spire Cupar)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Viewed from Bonnygate
Viewed from above the town to the north


Slightly damaged 2018-08-21 10:25 - TP0991 (Ballencrieff Hill)

FB Number: S3241   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Marilyn No.16. Easily reached from the road near The Knock to the east. Mist had lifted, but very cloudy with light drizzle.


Looking to Cairnpapple Hill


Destroyed 2018-08-21 09:10 - TP10096 (Cocklerue Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Good condition 2018-08-21 09:10 - TP2314 (Cocklerue Hill)

FB Number: S9653   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An easy climb from the east in mist.


Viewfinder and pillar


Good condition 2018-08-21 08:20 - TP16230 (Craigmailen Uf Ch Sp)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

View from the north


Destroyed 2018-08-20 13:48 - TP13371 (Doune Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Good condition 2018-08-15 10:55 - TP2990 (East Lomond)

FB Number: S3163   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First Marilyn back in 1996, but didn't notice the pillar at the time. Found today beneath the south side of the final climb to the summit. Conditions windy with occasional squally rain and low cloud.


Looking north to the pillar and the summit beyond


Slightly damaged 2018-08-11 09:35 - TP3437 (Grange Hill)

FB Number: S4770   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Clambered up from the path through the bracken in a southerly direction to the summit area. Managed to locate the pillar very quickly despite the surrounding foliage. Slight wear and tear on the corners.


View from the east
Flushbracket


Good condition 2018-08-11 06:40 - TP15545 (Auchtermuchty Town Hall Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Early morning view


Good condition 2018-08-04 14:20 - TP16246 (Dunfermline City Chambers Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Viewed from Glen Bridge Car Park


Good condition 2018-07-29 07:40 - TP3423 (Goyle Hill)

FB Number: S5857   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From North Drumtochty car park, following a twisting track all the way through the forest to the pillar.


Looking westward to pillar


Good condition 2018-07-26 13:10 - TP10164 (Kemnay Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Kemnay Church Centre


Slightly damaged 2018-07-26 07:50 - TP1321 (Bennachie)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

From the Bennachie Centre and up the good Mither Tap path. A clear, sunny morning, but very windy on the top.


Indicator with the pillar on the right
Mither Tap of Bennachie from the north-east


Good condition 2018-07-08 06:50 - TP2010 (Carse Bank)

FB Number: S7129   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Aberlemno to the east, via the Hill of Finavon road and along the top of the hill, avoiding cattle and electric fences en-route. Pillar in high point of field full of cattle, near the reservoir.

Close up, looking north-west
Pillar, looking south-west Forfar and the Sidlaw Hills beyond.


Good condition 2018-07-01 06:40 - TP5143 (Normans Law)

FB Number: S4793   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Marilyn No.14. From Pittachope to the north along an inland part of the Fife Coastal Path. Easy ascent with the early morning mist starting to lift. Pillar painted white.

Pristine white pillar
From left, cairn, pillar, and viewfinder


Good condition 2018-06-30 09:00 - TP0675 (Badendun Hill)

FB Number: S6965   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Graham No.6. From Freuchies to the south and along part of the Cateran Trail, then a steep but easy climb up the south-eastern slope. Early mist cleared to leave a cloudless view from the pillar.


Looking westwards with the higher mountains beyond


Destroyed 2018-06-08 17:00 - TP0048 (Buddon Aux 3)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Good condition 2018-06-03 07:40 - TP0676 (Kellie Law)

FB Number: S1611   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up from Carnbee to the east on a misty morning.


Good condition 2018-05-12 07:00 - TP4158 (Kemphill)

FB Number: S7131   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Reached from Coupar Angus on a sunny morning after overnight rain.


Slightly damaged 2018-04-29 08:25 - TP3880 (Hill Of Glansie)

FB Number: S6946   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From Glenmoy along bulldozed tracks all the way. Crack prominent along east side of the pillar.

Looking north-eastwards
Looking north-west The higher hills around lochs Brandy and Wharrel dusted with snow in the background.


Good condition 2018-04-08 07:45 - TP4214 (Kincaldrum Hill)

FB Number: S4598   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From Lumley Den and along the fence line. Sunny, clear conditions with Strathmore and other low ground under cloud.

Looking north-west with Strathmore under cloud
Close up of pillar looking northwards


Inaccessible 2018-04-06 13:30 - TP15608 (Arthurstone Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 3/10

Viewed from the A94


Good condition 2018-04-01 09:00 - TP6431 (The Warren (Glamis))

FB Number: S7132   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Reached on a long walk from Kinnordy west of Kirriemuir along country roads on a sunny Easter Sunday morning. Easily found in the middle of a rough field.

Close up, looking south-west
View of pillar from the south


Good condition 2017-12-28 13:25 - TP5460 (Pitarris Hill)

FB Number: S5856   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Long walk from Montrose via Kirkton of Craig and the road to Rossie Moor. Pillar eventually found behind the dyke and fence on the west side of the wood.

Close up of pillar
View of pillar from within the wood


Inaccessible 2017-12-28 12:00 - TP15669 (Craig Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

Passed on the way to Pitarris Hill pillar. Built in 1799, now a private residence.

Viewed from the north-east


Good condition 2017-12-27 13:15 - TP5625 (Redhead)

FB Number: S4600   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A two hour walk from the car park at Lunan Bay via Inchock and Ethie Barns, then along the track to the cliff edge.

Looking north to the pillar

Pillar, with the North Sea beyond
Long range view of pillar Looking to the pillar from the track to the south-west.


Good condition 2017-10-08 13:00 - TP2721 (Dalcrue)

FB Number: S6020   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Part of a long clockwise circular walk from Methven. Having disregarded Keillour and not finding Shalloch, managed to bag this. Took the track through the wood from the bridge over the Methven/Moneydie road, then a muddy route up through the pasture. Pillar easily spotted on top of hillock. Less muddy route down to the south from the pillar, then east to the road.

Close up of pillar
Pillar, with the distant Lomonds either side


Good condition 2017-10-04 13:05 - TP15622 (Laurencekirk Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2017-10-04 10:40 - TP5084 (Neuk)

FB Number: S5599   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy walk along country roads from the east side of Banchory. Pillar easily found a few yards inside the edge of a grassy field.

The pillar viewed from the road
Closer view of pillar


Good condition 2017-10-04 08:25 - TP0666 (Brimmond)

FB Number: S1585   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Marilyn No.13. An easy climb from the car park to the west on a cloudy, windy morning.

Pillar, with the tallest antenna beyond
Tin plate on the pillar


Good condition 2017-09-30 07:55 - TP5182 (Northfield)

FB Number: S4795   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the Bridgehead car park, through Newport and across the dual-carriageway before heading up the track. Through the wood on the left before reaching the antenna compound. The pillar is situated in green pasture on the other side of the wood. Best views clearly to the west through north, over the Tay to Dundee.

Pillar, with Dundee and the Tay beyond


Good condition 2017-09-24 08:20 - TP4239 (Kinnettles)

FB Number: S7124   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A lengthy walk along the B9127 from Inverarity, then up the minor Whirlies Road to its summit where it was due west along the edge of a potato field past the mast and reservoir. The pillar was almost hidden behind the wall and barbed wire fence on the north side where the flushbracket faces.

The pillar on the edge of the field, looking southwards


Inaccessible 2017-09-23 12:35 - TP15673 (Inverbervie Ch Twr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 3/10


Inaccessible 2017-09-23 12:05 - TP15670 (Fetteresso Ch East Twr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 3/10

Stonehaven Fetteresso Church Tower


Good condition 2017-09-23 11:45 - TP15624 (Unionist Club Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Viewed from the south-west


Good condition 2017-09-23 10:45 - TP15631 (Durris Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited on a near round trip through the forest from the bend on the A957 near Spyhill. The stubborn cloud of the morning eventually relented to give a view of this very tall structure.

The Durris Transmitter Viewed from the top of the track to the north
Approaching along the track to the east
Viewed from the north
Approach along the tarmac road from the north


Good condition 2017-09-23 08:10 - TP1851 (Cairn Mon Earn)

FB Number: S5860   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Marilyn No.12. Up the easy track from the A957 through the forest. Thick cloud on the summit.

The pillar, with the masts just visible through the mist
Cairn Mon Earn seen from the south-west


Damaged 2017-09-02 10:00 - TP5884 (Sgor Nam Fiannaidh)

FB Number: 10469   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Munro No.143. Easiest route to the summit from Glencoe village. Summit clear though many others still under cloud. Flush bracket still visible on what's left of pillar.

Remains of the pillar inside the stone shelter
Looking east to the Aonach Eagach from the summit


Inaccessible 2017-08-20 06:50 - TP15616 (Suttieside Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 1/10

The Forfar Path Network passes within 200 yards to the east, but access barred by a barbed wire fence which contains a field full of cattle.


Good condition 2017-08-13 07:30 - TP3242 (Fothringham Hill)

FB Number: S4481   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Inverarity Kirk and up a good track to the antenna where the pillar is visible around 200 yards away. From here the going is rough over felled trees and bracken. Pillar in good condition but around a third of it is covered in moss.

Pillar amongst the felled trees
Looking south-west Craigowl Hill visible over the top of the pillar.


Good condition 2017-08-10 07:10 - TP15525 (Stone Table Cliff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Found reasonably quick amongst the rocks on the cliff edge.

Close up
Bolt in foreground, Friarton Bridge beyond


Slightly damaged 2017-08-10 07:00 - TP4241 (Kinnoull Hill)

FB Number: S5917   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

An easy climb from Corsiehill. Good views from the white painted pillar, including the Virgin Hot-Air Balloon.

Pillar with the balloon hovering above


Inaccessible 2017-08-08 06:40 - TP10259 (Panmure Testimonial)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 3/10


Destroyed 2017-08-07 13:50 - TP15696 (Coronation Avenue)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Destroyed 2017-08-06 08:45 - TP15697 (Ferryden)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Ferryden Track


Good condition 2017-08-06 07:55 - TP9766 (Montrose Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Scurdie Ness Lighthouse
Viewed from the south
Information on lighthouse


Destroyed 2017-08-02 11:45 - TP15511 (Gasworks Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Couldn't find it 2017-08-02 10:46 - TP15531 (Knock Of Crieff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

Couldn't find. Coordinates from near the view locator.


Good condition 2017-08-02 10:30 - TP15512 (Crieff Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Viewed from the north


Destroyed 2017-08-02 10:20 - TP15528 (St Columbas Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

St Columbas Episcopal Church


Good condition 2017-08-02 07:55 - TP8915 (Melville Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Reached from the road near the Deil's Caldron.

View on the approach up the hill
The monument from the opposite side of the glen.


Good condition 2017-08-02 07:20 - TP14340 (Comrie Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Comrie Parish Church


Good condition 2017-07-30 07:45 - TP6821 (West Schurroch)

FB Number: S7050   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A four mile walk from the Reekie Linn car park via Lintrathen. Gate on the road to the west led into the field and eased the climb. Pillar in good condition with views south over Strathmore to the Sidlaws.

Pillar, looking south The pillar with the standing stone beyond, Kinpurnie Hill in the distance.


Good condition 2017-07-27 07:50 - TP3618 (Hare Cairn)

FB Number: S6941   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Marilyn No.10. Up the west side of Backwater Reservoir, through the forest and up the hill along the edge of the trees, then southwards along the heathery top. Cloud started to roll in briefly at the pillar.

Pillar and a mist enshrouded Backwater Reservoir
Approach to pillar from the north


Good condition 2017-07-16 10:20 - TP6828 (Wester Balgedie)

FB Number: S3206   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Logged on a long round trip over West Lomond and Bishop Hill then down to Kinnesswood. Had to clear thistles away to find the flush bracket only to reveal two snails.

The pillar, looking west Just poking out of the undergrowth with Loch Leven in the distance.
Snails above the flush bracket


Good condition 2017-07-16 07:15 - TP0674 (West Lomond)

FB Number: S1615   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. This time up the steeper north-west slope after passing the Bonnet Stane. Gusty on summit with some low cloud coming and going.

The pillar, looking east East Lomond to the left with Largo Law in the distance beyond. Ballo Reservoir to the right.
Pillar and cairn
Metal plate on the north side of the pillar


Damaged 2017-06-25 06:45 - TP4135 (Johnston Hill)

FB Number: S5700   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Marilyn No.8. From the picnic area on the B9120 and south-west through the fields. Pillar visible beside the tower from a long way off. Big chunk out of the top corner.

Looking north
Trig and tower


Good condition 2017-06-25 06:00 - TP7124 (Laurencekirk)

FB Number: S5701   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar just visible above the nettles and thistles.



Destroyed 2017-06-25 05:55 - TP2388 (Conveth)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Good condition 2017-06-18 06:15 - TP2926 (Dunnichen Hill)

FB Number: S4479   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From Dunnichen Church and up the minor road, then left through a gate, following a faint track through green pasture which leads to the pillar. Best views to the south-west, trees blocking most of the view north.

View south-west with Fotheringham Hill to the right
View north-west over Strathmore and Forfar


Slightly damaged 2017-06-04 07:50 - TP8917 (Privys Prap Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From Tullybaccart via Westerkeith Hill along reasonable tracks. Little bits of wear and tear on the structure but nothing too serious.

Monument, with Strathmore beyond
Close up view
Monument with Kinpurnie to the right


Good condition 2017-06-04 07:05 - TP6836 (Westerkeith Hill)

FB Number: S4604   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From Tullybaccart and up the track to the top of Lundie Craigs. Good views north and south.

Looking south The pillar with East and West Lomond either side.

Pillar and the antenna


Good condition 2017-05-28 08:05 - TP6240 (Sturdy Hill)

FB Number: S5801   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up the track from the Glen Esk road via Maolearn and Craigancash on a blustery morning. Hole in fence beside the pillar. In good condition with just a minor chip near the top. Clear views to the south as far as East Lomond, cloud shrouding the higher mountains to the north.

The pillar with Clachnaben in the background


Good condition 2017-05-21 08:20 - TP14342 (Ardler Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2017-05-21 06:50 - TP3861 (Hill Of Alyth)

FB Number: S6892   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From Alyth up part of the Cateran trail. Pillar in good condition but viewfinder still missing.

Overlooking Strathmore and the Sidlaws


Good condition 2017-05-21 06:07 - TP14341 (Alyth Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Viewed from the entrance to the west
From the slopes of the Hill of Alyth to the north


Good condition 2017-05-14 10:55 - TP15623 (St Cyrus Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2017-05-07 14:30 - TP4880 (Monadh Driseig)

FB Number: S8780   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Reached after a long trip over Ben Cruachan, Stob Diamh and Beinn a' Bhuiridh on a good sunny day. Pillar in good condition, if a little rough on the surface. Good views south over Loch Awe and east to Ben Lui.

Pillar with Loch Awe in the background
View east from just below the pillar


Damaged 2017-05-07 10:00 - TP1263 (Ben Cruachan)

FB Number: 10750   Condition: Damaged   Score: 9/10

Munro no.141. A perfect day weatherwise and a fine summit. Vanessa pillar only a stump, but flush bracket intact.

Remains of pillar
Loch Etive from summit
Reservoir and Loch Awe from summit


Good condition 2017-04-30 08:45 - TP0979 (Balduff Hill)

FB Number: S7048   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the Reekie Linn car park and along part of the Cateran Trail past Shealwalls and Ardormie, before heading up the faint track to the heathery top. Pillar eventually came into view on the south side of a flat summit. Still in good condition. No views as an easterly wind brought in cloud and murk.

Approach to pillar along the summit
Pillar, looking south-east


Good condition 2017-04-23 07:30 - TP4579 (Lucklaw Hill)

FB Number: S4791   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A fine Sunday morning jaunt from Cuplahills, via Willie's Wood and up the track through the fields from the south-west. Pillar in good condition with a few chips in it. Good views in all directions, Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorlich prominent on the western horizon.

Pillar with Dundee in the background

Eden Estuary and St.Andrews Bay


Inaccessible 2017-04-16 10:02 - TP15614 (Meigle Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2017-04-16 09:45 - TP12640 (Tolbooth Steeple)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10



Slightly damaged 2017-04-16 08:45 - TP2528 (Craigowl)

FB Number: S1609   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Second visit. This time to take photos.


Good condition 2017-04-05 10:00 - TP8999 (Arbroath Water Tower Pinnacle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Keptie Park
The southern end


Good condition 2017-04-04 10:00 - TP4944 (Mount Keen)

FB Number: S7047   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fourth visit and first with a camera. A fine clear day albeit breezy.

Trig, looking northwards
Looking to Lochnagar from the summit


Good condition 2017-03-26 13:40 - TP4969 (Muirheads Resr)

FB Number: S4596   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Through a gap in the fence and a short trip around the embankment over thorny long grass on a fine spring day.

Looking north-west

The old reservoir


Destroyed 2016-10-30 08:25 - TP0046 (Bogside)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Probably destroyed during the road realignment in 1987. The current A926 follows the line of the old railway which went in 1982.

The old A926 looking west The gates are where the junction of the minor road headed north. This was sliced apart by the building of the by-pass dual carriageway and now serves as the road to Bogside Farm.


Inaccessible 2016-10-28 14:50 - TP15618 (Forfar Meml Twr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

Built in 1921 to commemorate the fallen of the First World War this monument sits prominently above the town on Balmashanner Hill (locally Bummie). Unfortunately the tower is locked and only open on occasional special days.

From the path
Looking up from the town
View from near the tower This is the view looking slightly west of north over Forfar and Strathmore towards the Grampians with a hazy Glen Clova straight ahead.


Slightly damaged 2016-10-16 09:37 - TP15613 (Restenneth Priory Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Remains of Augustinian Priory, mainly built between 12th and 14th centuries. Spire added to tower probably in 17th century. Property now managed by Historic Scotland.

View from near car park
From foot of tower from west side
Looking to tower from east This part of the Priory was originally the choir.


Remains 2016-10-02 09:15 - TP5842 (Schichallion)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 8/10

This was Munro no.10 back in August 2000, but didn`t realise then there had been a pillar up here. Went up for third time, the first in clear conditions, white cloud in valleys, to see remains. Very little left, but 8/10 for the views on a glorious autumn morning.

Remains on the summit
Shadow of the mountain Looking down to cloud shrouded Loch Rannoch with the peak of Schiehallion casting a shadow.
Looking across Rannoch Moor to the mountains of Glencoe.


Good condition 2016-09-26 15:35 - TP3884 (Hill Of Kirriemuir)

FB Number: S7053   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Very difficult to find among the undergrowth on the hill, but finally found just south of the big stone. Only views are southerly, but a fine vista of Strathmore.

Pillar, looking south over Strathmore


Converted 2016-09-25 08:30 - TP7435 (White Caterthun)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Converted   Score: 7/10

Now surface block


Good condition 2016-09-25 08:10 - TP8289 (White Caterthun)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Historic hill fort on edge of Grampians with good views. Block can be found to the left after path up from car park reaches the top.


White Caterthun
Brown Caterthun


Good condition 2016-09-25 07:30 - TP3169 (Findowrie)

FB Number: S5864   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Sturdy looking pillar on edge of field on this low hill in Strathmore. Good views north to the Eastern Grampians. Wreath still at base covering flush bracket.

Pillar, looking north-east


Good condition 2016-09-18 07:55 - TP4242 (Kinpurnie Hill)

FB Number: S7054   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up by The Den. White trig in good condition. Too overcast with mist swirling in to see very far.

Trig and tower

Kinpurnie Tower
Inside the tower
Newtyle from trig


Good condition 2016-09-11 11:20 - TP1846 (Cairn Caidloch)

FB Number: S7122   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Close to the track that runs along the high ground south of Loch Lee. Pillar still in good condition. No view of the loch, but good views of Mount Keen, Mount Battock, Lochnagar, and a distant glimpse of Ben Avon.

Pillar, with Mount Keen in the background.
Looking towards Lochnagar.


Destroyed 2016-09-11 06:55 - TP2389 (Cookston)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Lost to the Brechin by-pass in the mid 1970s.


Good condition 2016-09-04 08:20 - TP8046 (Airlie Memorial Tower Apex)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A fine structure, but getting slightly dilapidated.

©scotti
©scotti


Inaccessible 2016-08-31 10:04 - TP15583 (Broughty Castle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

From across harbour


Inaccessible 2016-08-28 09:00 - TP15666 (Swimming Pool)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 3/10


Inaccessible 2016-08-28 08:50 - TP15699 (Traill Pavilion)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 4/10

From beach viewing platform


Inaccessible 2016-08-28 08:40 - TP15698 (Montrose Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

From North Esk Road


Good condition 2016-08-27 19:05 - TP12311 (Edzell Meml Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Inglis Memorial Hall, late 19th century.

From roadside near arch


Destroyed 2016-08-27 07:42 - TP5275 (Padanaram)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Good condition 2016-08-27 06:57 - TP15612 (Kirriemuir Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Bellies Brae
looking south from car park


Inaccessible 2016-08-20 17:15 - TP12231 (Bishopthorpe Works Flagstaff York)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

From the racecourse


Slightly damaged 2016-08-10 13:25 - TP2857 (Drumcarrow Craig)

FB Number: S4809   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

A pleasant, easy walk up a track from the road to the south. The horses were out and plenty of masts on summit. Cairn near to trig, extensive views of most of Fife and to the north.

Pillar and cairn.
Flush bracket
St. Andrews from summit.


Good condition 2016-08-10 12:35 - TP10284 (United College Church Spire St Andrews)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From North Street


Good condition 2016-08-07 07:40 - TP11797 (Dundee Law Memorial Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

War memorial.
Inscription.


Slightly damaged 2016-08-07 07:35 - TP2912 (Dundee Law)

FB Number: S4607   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Been up many times, but first time to look at trig. Mainly white flaking paint. Very windy morning and overcast. On a clear day, apart from the 360 view of the city, the best views are out west to Vorlich, Lawers and Schiehallion.

Looking towards memorial.
Flush bracket.
City and river
The Tay Bridge
Cox`s Stack.


Destroyed 2016-08-07 07:10 - TP4174 (Kerryston Bank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Remember passing pillar often, it sat right by the roadside. Grid ref. approx. where it was.


Good condition 2016-08-07 06:45 - TP2008 (Carrot Hill)

FB Number: 11118   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy walk up from car park. Most of the wood depicted on map has now been felled.

Looking west north-west.


Destroyed 2016-08-07 06:00 - TP15615 (Rifle Range)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Rifle range long gone. Hillock with pylon on top, adjacent to Forfar Golf Club practise ground. Much of the surrounding area being excavated for sand and gravel.

From practise ground car park.


Good condition 2016-08-02 13:45 - TP2516 (Craigie Hill)

FB Number: S4794   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Playing golf at Drumoig, so an easy bag, although lots of long grass and some nettles to negotiate. Situated above the old quarry not far from the 15th tee, the trig is in good condition if a little weatherworn.

Looking west


Good condition 2016-07-31 07:45 - TP1475 (Blair Muir)

FB Number: S5778   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Just off the unclassified Little Brechin to Edzell road on other side of fence. More growth on verge makes it harder to spot than in the past.

From roadside.


Good condition 2016-07-31 07:35 - TP9598 (St Columbas Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A fine looking spire but sadly neglected at the moment.

From Panmure Street.


Good condition 2016-07-31 06:35 - TP6617 (Turin Hill)

FB Number: S4480   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Marilyn no.7. An early start from the lay-by on the B9134 just west of Aberlemno. Fortunately, little traffic at this time of the morning as there`s no verge on the stretch leading to the junction heading to the Back of Turin Hill. The unclassified road here quickly ends and turns into a track passing Turin Hill Farm where the track eventually fizzles out at March Wood and the going became muddy until clear of the wood. After that it was a short, easy route on drier grass to the summit heading east. Trig point with memorial cairn on other side of dyke. Views were extensive, taking in most of Angus along with coast and mountains.

Trig, looking to cairn with Sidlaw Hills beyond.
2 grahams, Mount Blair (left) and Catlaw.
Memorial cairn.


Good condition 2016-07-24 10:02 - TP15558 (Harecairn Television Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

The mast from the north-east Viewed from the B9128, 3 miles away.


Good condition 2016-07-24 07:50 - TP4364 (Largo Law)

FB Number: S3152   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Marilyn no.6. Mist shrouding summit on a fairly damp, overcast Sunday morning.

Trig looking west


Destroyed 2016-07-22 16:35 - TP15617 (Turfbeg Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Farmhouse still remains but rest of land being converted to housing.


Good condition 2016-07-21 17:15 - TP15620 (The Steeple)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Steeple rebuilt 1832-1834. Bell:Big Peter.

From Bridge Street
From Baltic Street


Destroyed 2016-07-21 17:10 - TP9359 (North Links School Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Destroyed 2016-07-03 14:15 - TP15579 (Briggs Factory Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Former munitions factory.


Good condition 2016-07-03 11:15 - TP15563 (St Marys Church Spire Arbroath)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2016-07-03 11:00 - TP15560 (Friockheim Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Destroyed 2016-06-23 17:50 - TP16102 (Hamilton Racecourse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Destroyed 2016-06-22 16:00 - TP15556 (Monifieth Foundry Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Good condition 2016-06-22 15:45 - TP15547 (St Stephens Church Spire Broughty Ferry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Spire rebuilt after being badly damaged by lightning. 27/5/10.

Viewed from the east


Destroyed 2016-06-22 15:30 - TP15553 (Dundee Power Station Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Good condition 2016-06-21 16:30 - TP12308 (Castle Tower 1982 Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Granite baronial style tower. Blocks off the eastern end of Union Street.


Good condition 2016-06-21 16:15 - TP10252 (College Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Former Marischal College. One of the largest granite buildings in the world.


Good condition 2016-06-20 16:15 - TP14343 (Forfar East Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Lowson Memorial Church. Built 1912.

From the west on Montrose Road
From a mile to the east


Good condition 2016-06-20 15:40 - TP15555 (Carnoustie Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Carnoustie Panbride Church


Good condition 2016-06-20 15:05 - TP15610 (Forfar West Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Forfar East and Old Parish Church. Steeple built 1813-15. Bell:Lang Strang. Weather-vane on top called Mr Griffin.

From East High Street
From the south


Good condition 2016-06-20 05:50 - TP15611 (Forfar County Building Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Forfar Sheriff Court House. Built late 1860s-early 70s


Good condition 2016-05-29 10:30 - TP5903 (Sgurr Nan Coireachan)

FB Number: S9782   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

After going under the viaduct and up Glen Finnan a sign pointed the way up the ridge to Sgurr Nan Coireachan. Good progress was made initially up the faint path but cloud had settled on the summit and a few false summits along with a little handwork had to be endured before reaching the cylindrical trig in the middle of a cairned wall. Unfortunately the cloud hung around on munro no.137, not clearing until on the ridge leading to Sgurr Thuilm


Good condition 2016-05-22 10:30 - TP4225 (Kings Seat)

FB Number: S1619   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

After climbing Craigowl, drove to Collace to tackle marilyn no.5. Went over Dunsinane Hill then steep drop and up to Black Hill, where the going was slow through thick heather, then up to the trig which could be seen from a long way off. Excellent views especially to mountains west to north-west. Descended westerly avoiding outward route and encroaching showers which turned thundery during afternoon.


Slightly damaged 2016-05-22 07:00 - TP2528 (Craigowl)

FB Number: S1609   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Despite passing by often, finally made it up here. Marilyn no.4 and first jaunt up the Sidlaws. Easy climb from Balkello Woods via Auchterhouse and Balluderon Hills. Trig between fenced off areas, good views to Dundee and mountains despite the surrounding clutter. Up and down quick enough to be abled to head west to climb King's Seat on same morning.

Trig, looking south-east
Craigowl from Balluderon Hill


Good condition 2015-10-18 11:45 - TP2183 (Ciochan A' Chop)

FB Number: S9397   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. Crossed on the way back from Farragon Hill.


Slightly damaged 2015-09-06 11:00 - TP2683 (Culvain)

FB Number: S9794   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Munro no.134. A walk up Gleann Fionnlighe and then a steep pull, albeit relatively speedily up a zig-zagging path. The cylindrical trig stands on the south top and could easily be mistaken for the actual summit of Gulvain in mist. This lies along an entertaining ridge which today was cloud covered


Good condition 2015-05-23 09:30 - TP2333 (Coire Seicheach)

FB Number: S6950   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Corbett no.31, a round trip also taking in graham no.3 Creag Mhor on the way back. Started on the path along the south side of the Calair Burn and crossed over a bridge unmarked on 1:50000 map at around 507164 which leads on to east ridge. Regarded as being the unnamed corbett but referred by most guidebooks as Beinn Stacath.


Good condition 2015-04-07 10:00 - TP2832 (Driesh)

FB Number: S7055   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit. From the road end in Glen Prosen and up the Shank from the south. Despite the sunny conditions in the glen, the summit was cloud bound and very cold.


Good condition 2014-07-28 12:00 - TP0674 (West Lomond)

FB Number: S1615   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Marilyn no.3. An easy stroll from Craigmead, only the final push up to the summit was steep. As expected, very good views all around.


Good condition 2014-04-19 10:00 - TP4718 (Meall An T-Seallaidh)

FB Number: S6962   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Two corbetts from Lochearnhead via Glen Kendrum. The track runs up to the coll between both. Did Meall an t-Seallaidh first, going up initially steep slopes via Cam Chreag, with a few remnants of snow to cross. Corbett no.28. No.29, the craggier Creag Mac Ranaich would soon follow.


Good condition 2013-10-12 11:00 - TP5228 (Oldmeldrum)

FB Number: S6193   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit, another Texas Scramble.


Good condition 2013-06-17 14:15 - TP2887 (Dumyat)

FB Number: S3670   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Marilyn no.2. Up the easiest route from the west on a fine Monday afternoon. Good views from south-east clockwise to north-west.


Good condition 2013-06-08 11:00 - TP1312 (Ben Wyvis)

FB Number: S3464   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

First time north of the great glen to climb munro no.125. After a misty start, once on the ridge was above a sea of cloud for about 30 mins with various peaks poking out


Good condition 2012-07-31 09:45 - TP1166 (Beinn Bhrotain)

FB Number: 10763   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Munro no.122. Went from here on to Monadh Mor. En-route climbed over the former munro of Carn Cloich-mhuilinn. The view from the trig was extensive on what was a very clear day. Ben Cruachan could be spotted way to the south-west.


Good condition 2012-07-08 15:00 - TP2183 (Ciochan A' Chop)

FB Number: S9397   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Corbett no.25. A direct trackless route up from the limekiln. The longer route goes up by the Foss mines track which comes within a few metres of the summit. View dominated by Schiehallion to the west.


Slightly damaged 2012-05-19 09:30 - TP4927 (Morven)

FB Number: S8741   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Corbett no.24. Starting at Balhennie it wasn`t an enticing prospect. Heavy drizzle and a brooding black heathery hillside awaited. Along the A97 on the way a brief gap in the clag showed that there was snow somewhere up there as well. But once started the rain eased and the cloud gradually lifted. The snow line was reached after the initial first rise but it was only a few inches deep and a line of fence posts pointed the way to the summit cairn and trig. These were covered in frozen snow


Good condition 2012-04-28 12:00 - TP5228 (Oldmeldrum)

FB Number: S6193   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Playing in the Texas Scramble at Oldmeldrum, came across this trig next to the 2nd tee/17th green. Being on the highest point of the course it gives good views westerly towards Bennachie and hills beyond. NB: On the eastern fringe of the course next to the 14th fairway stands a large stone called the Groaner, which is also the emblem of the club.


Slightly damaged 2011-07-23 10:00 - TP1309 (Ben Vorlich)

FB Number: S6510   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Munro no.109, from Ardlui. No obvious scars or track but on clear day no problem finding way on to ridge leading to summit. Trig just south of summit cairn. As on Ben Lomond a striking view straight down the Firth of Clyde to Ailsa Craig.


Good condition 2011-04-29 17:00 - TP1311 (Ben Vuirich)

FB Number: S9442   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Corbett no.23. A lengthy friday afternoon jaunt from Loch Moraig. A good part was along a track but then slow going over grass and heather until the summit. The most striking view was directly north, to the right of Beinn a` Ghlo, where the Cairngorms either side of the Lairig Ghru stood out.


Slightly damaged 2010-08-14 09:00 - TP1281 (Ben Lawers)

FB Number: S1590   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Second visit. On the way to An Stuc. No view again from the summit, nor on the way back.


Slightly damaged 2010-07-31 09:00 - TP1143 (Beinn A' Chuallaich)

FB Number: S9358   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Corbett no.22. A shortish ascent from the B847. Summit under cloud. Big cairn alongside trig.


Slightly damaged 2009-07-31 08:30 - TP5883 (Sgor Dubh)

FB Number: 10768   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

On the way to corbett no.18 Sgor Mor. At the end of the wood on the track heading out to White Bridge a stiff initial climb leads to this trig which commands a fine close up view northwards of the central Cairngorms.


Good condition 2009-06-30 09:30 - TP1176 (Beinn Cheathaich)

FB Number: S6893   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Climbed en-route to munro no.94 Meall Glas. Track leading most of the way, summit under cloud, but was easier to find than actual munro.


Good condition 2009-05-02 10:30 - TP2670 (Culardoch)

FB Number: S8729   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This was corbett no.17 after bagging Carn Liath on the same trip up from Invercauld. Culardoch is more prominent than it`s neighbour and it was only a short sharp climb up the heather from the track leading over the bealach between both hills. The view showed off a stormy looking Ben Avon to the north west and a heavy shower came in after leaving the summit


Slightly damaged 2009-04-19 09:00 - TP0766 (A' Bhuideaneach Bheag)

FB Number: S9079   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Munro no.91. Climbed from track up from A9. Did this one before going on to Carn na Caim. After leaving the track crossed a slight gully, then reached the summit area. Fortunately it was a clear day otherwise this would have been a difficult one to find. Best of the view was to distant peaks south-westerly


Good condition 2008-07-28 12:00 - TP1224 (Beinn Narnain)

FB Number: S5954   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Munro no.81, on the way from Beinn Ime. From the col this looked a steep climb but turned out to be not as bad as it looked and was swiftly up at the trig on a little plateau summit. The way back down to the head of Loch Long was more spectacular and this would certainly have been a tough start if coming the opposite way.


Destroyed 2008-07-28 10:30 - TP1192 (Beinn Ime)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 6/10

Munro no.80. From the shore of Loch Long, up between The Cobbler & Beinn Narnain. The ridge up to Beinn Ime was more strenuous than it looked. Very little left of the trig. View was good on probably the best day of this disappointing summer, mainly to nearby peaks and an arrow straight view of the A83 heading down Glen Kinglas towards Loch Fyne. Went back via Beinn Narnain.


Remains 2008-07-28 10:30 - TP10122 (Beinn Ime)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 6/10

It would be fair to say destroyed, but there were remnants of a trig being there.


Good condition 2008-05-25 10:45 - TP1286 (Ben Macdhui)

FB Number: S1579   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Munro no.78, the second of the day after Derry Cairngorm and before Carn a` Mhaim. A long trip from Linn of Dee but was reached surprisingly quick. Any lingering cloud had vanished and the trig was surprisingly deserted. Not surprising were the excellent views


Good condition 2008-04-20 08:30 - TP2573 (Creag Uchdag)

FB Number: S6473   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Corbett no.15. From the head of Loch Lednock. Good views to a snow covered Lawers range.


Good condition 2007-07-08 11:45 - TP1178 (Beinn Dearg)

FB Number: S9401   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A long round trip from the Old Bridge of Tilt via corbett no.14 Beinn Mheadhonach. The summit of munro no.72 was a jumble of stones, with the stone built trig in the centre.


Slightly damaged 2007-06-17 09:30 - TP1283 (Ben Lomond)

FB Number: S1594   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Munro no.71. Easy climb up tourist path and back down Ptarmigan for a round trip. Good views as expected from trig, although many peaks were under cloud. Best view of all was straight down Firth of Clyde towards Ailsa Craig on the horizon.


Damaged 2007-03-31 08:45 - TP1282 (Ben Ledi)

FB Number: S6956   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Corbett no.12 from Brig o` Turk. Good views to highlands and lowlands. Went on to Benvane.


Good condition 2006-06-27 11:30 - TP4944 (Mount Keen)

FB Number: S7047   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit. Like the last in perfect conditions. Views of tower blocks in Aberdeen and the Fife coast.


Good condition 2006-05-27 12:00 - TP1310 (Ben Vrackie)

FB Number: S9444   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit, on a work's outing, starting off from Killiecrankie in the rain which went off quickly, but again no view from the summit, only a curiously hungry sheep. Back then to Moulin, the cloud had cleared by then.


Good condition 2006-05-21 09:30 - TP4723 (Meall Chaordie)

FB Number: S6966   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Munro no.64. Approached from the south, the easiest but not necessarily best route up. A jumble of stones on summit with trig in centre. Views were good on a clear day.


Good condition 2006-05-14 08:45 - TP4926 (Morrone)

FB Number: 10759   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Corbett no.11. An easy climb up a track leading off the unclassified road west of the Clunie Water. Cloud on summit slow to clear so not much to see of the higher mountains to the north.


Good condition 2005-07-27 13:00 - TP4979 (Mullach Iubhair)

FB Number: 10755   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Geal Charn on O.S.1:50 000 map. Munro no.58. The middle of a round of Beinn a` Chlachair and Creag Pitridh from Luiblea. Cylindrical trig. Heavy drizzle and mist, so no view.


Good condition 2005-06-26 09:30 - TP4504 (Lochnagar)

FB Number: S8754   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third visit. Went onto Conachcraig afterwards on a warm day.


Toppled 2005-04-24 09:00 - TP1959 (Carn Gorm)

FB Number: S9398   Condition: Toppled   Score: 5/10

Munro no.44, the first of four on the day on a clockwise route of the Glen Lyon horseshoe. A toppled trig and no view as the cloud didn`t lift until reaching Meall Garbh.


Good condition 2004-06-06 10:30 - TP3373 (Glas Tulaichean)

FB Number: S9411   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Munro no.40. A long walk from the Spittal of Glenshee, but still one of the easier munros due to a track which leads to a point just west of the summit. The trig has a commanding position overlooking the eastern corrie.


Slightly damaged 2004-05-23 12:45 - TP1960 (Carn Gower)

FB Number: 2973   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

After abandoning the year before, now had a much clearer day to do the entire range of Beinn a` Ghlo, of which Carn nan Gabhar is the highest point and furthest from the start. The trig is in the centre of three distinct tops, the most northerly being the actual summit. A short journey north of this brings a birds-eye view down to Loch Loch. Munro no.39


Slightly damaged 2004-05-23 09:00 - TP1963 (Carn Liath)

FB Number: S9437   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Second visit, this time to do the whole range in fine conditions.


Good condition 2003-09-14 10:00 - TP5880 (Sgairneach Moor)

FB Number: S9378   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Munro no.32. Conditions foul so no hope of a view through the mist and rain. The trip to Beinn Udlamain was abandoned but came back over The Sow of Atholl for corbett no.6.


Slightly damaged 2003-07-28 10:00 - TP1963 (Carn Liath)

FB Number: S9437   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Munro no.27. A steep but straightforward climb up the obvious scar from the south west. Abandoned the rest of the traverse of Beinn a` Ghlo due to the cloud being down on the other two summits.


Good condition 2003-04-06 11:00 - TP1310 (Ben Vrackie)

FB Number: S9444   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Corbett no.4. A steep ascent up from Loch a` Choire. Unfortunately the cloud was down.


Good condition 2003-03-30 09:30 - TP2045 (Cat Law)

FB Number: S6963   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit, two weeks on from the first. A windier day but much clearer. Montrose Basin and Steeple could be seen out to the east.


Good condition 2003-03-16 08:00 - TP2045 (Cat Law)

FB Number: S6963   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Graham no.2. Up from the south-west at Balintore. A prominent feature from Strathmore albeit a peaty heap up at the summit, but excellent views all round if a little hazy.


Good condition 2003-02-16 10:00 - TP0677 (Mount Battock)

FB Number: S1584   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Corbett no.2. From Millden in Glen Esk via Wester Cairn. A misty, frozen summit. Followed fence down to Hill of Saughs and back out of cloud.


Good condition 2002-07-27 13:00 - TP3372 (Glas Maol)

FB Number: S1565   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Driven off by whiteout conditions in May two years previously when coming from Creag Leacach, now became munro no.20, the third on a round trip of Carn an Tuirc and Cairn of Claise. This was the only summit under cloud.


Good condition 2001-07-31 11:00 - TP2331 (Coire Garbh)

FB Number: S6931   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Munro no.16. A fine perch for the trig as is suggested by distant views of the peak. A short ridge leads east south-east to a cairn only slightly lower. Went on to Stuc a` Chroin next.


Good condition 2001-07-26 11:30 - TP2190 (Clachnaben)

FB Number: S5975   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy climb up a good path. Trig situated among stones but easily overshadowed by rock summit nearby.


Good condition 2001-07-24 11:30 - TP4504 (Lochnagar)

FB Number: S8754   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. A much shorter trip from Glen Muick via Meikle Pap. The first of five Munros of the day in good conditions.


Good condition 2001-06-10 15:00 - TP4944 (Mount Keen)

FB Number: S7047   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. A Sunday afternoon trip in much clearer conditions with Lochnagar and the Cairngorms in view.


Good condition 2000-08-13 10:30 - TP4504 (Lochnagar)

FB Number: S8754   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Munro no.11. A long walk from Glendoll via Bachnagairn and a drop down to Loch Muick before climbing again.


Good condition 2000-07-26 11:00 - TP4944 (Mount Keen)

FB Number: S7047   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Munro no.9. Up from Glen Esk. Cloud down and momentarily lost way near where track forks off the Mounth Road.


Good condition 2000-06-03 09:00 - TP1289 (Ben Nevis)

FB Number: S1595   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Munro no.8. An almost perfect day weatherwise. Even with an early start the route up was crowded, many taking advantage of this rare, clear saturday morning. The summit area was covered in hard-packed snow and the trig not surprisingly was getting plenty of attention


Good condition 2000-05-07 09:30 - TP1287 (Ben More)

FB Number: S6958   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Munro no.5, Stob Binnein would soon be no.6. A misty start, but going up the north-west ridge, was quickly above the cloud. Even though not the direct route, this was still a strenuous climb and it was some relief that the summit was gained. With the cloud down in the glens now completely dispersed the views from the trig were excellent.


Good condition 2000-03-19 11:00 - TP2832 (Driesh)

FB Number: S7055   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. From Mayer having come up Corrie Fee. Clearer conditions than previous time.


Good condition 2000-03-12 10:00 - TP6385 (The Goet)

FB Number: S6957   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The first Corbett. On a round of Loch Wharral on a fine early spring Sunday morning. Only some remnants of snow, but within a couple of weeks winter was back.


Slightly damaged 1999-08-14 09:00 - TP1281 (Ben Lawers)

FB Number: S1590   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Second munro outing to climb Nos. 3 & 4 Beinn Ghlas and Lawers. The cloud and heavy drizzle had arrived by the summit and there was only a brief glimpse of Lochan nan Cat.


Good condition 1999-08-08 10:00 - TP2832 (Driesh)

FB Number: S7055   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The first Munro, Mayer would soon be no.2. Up the Shank of Drumfollow from Glendoll. Low cloud and strong winds on a busy summit. A new tent had been pitched to test it in the wind. Trig inside circular shelter.


Good condition 1999-08-04 12:30 - TP1645 (Broad Hill)

FB Number: S5395   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Views of sea and city, plus part of the pitch at Pittodrie.


Good condition 1996-07-31 18:00 - TP4936 (Mount Blair)

FB Number: S7056   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

First Graham and first summit over 2000 feet. A steep pull up the eastern side from Altantan, then gradient eased before the final climb to the summit. Extensive views, although rather hazy. This was before the summit gained it`s ironwork.




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