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Good condition 2006-04-29 11:50 - TP0501 (Elvanfoot)

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

Access through the gate at NS 9612 1971. FBM hidden in a clump of grass and took a while to find. Blank height tag. (This took me about twenty minutes to find because I had the grid reference from TP7217. There are two records for the Elvanfoot FBM - TP7217 & TP0501 - with slightly different grid references. This one (TP0501) seems to be the correct one. Also, shouldn't the Historic Use be set to FBM?)

Elvanfoot FBM
Elvanfoot FBM
Elvanfoot FBM
Elvanfoot FBM


Good condition 2006-02-05 12:10 - TP0674 (West Lomond)

FB Number: S1615   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Pillar looks in good condition with plugged top. GPS plate, plus memorial plaque fixed to base plinth. Fine views.

West Lomond - S1615 The pillar.
West Lomond - S1615 The flush bracket.
The Bonnet Stane Interesting geology to the west of West Lomond.


Good condition 2006-02-05 10:20 - TP2990 (East Lomond)

FB Number: S3163   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Looked in good nick to me. Top open.

East Lomond - S3163 The pillar.
East Lomond - S3163 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2006-02-05 09:30 - TP6828 (Wester Balgedie)

FB Number: S3206   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy roadside spot. Cap still present.

Wester Balgedie - S3206 The pillar.
Wester Balgedie - S3206 The flush bracket.


Slightly damaged 2006-02-04 16:20 - TP4241 (Kinnoull Hill)

FB Number: S5917   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Crack around the base of the pillar - but otherwise OK. Cap still in place. It's twenty years since I was last up here.

Kinnoull Hill - S5917 The pillar.
Kinnoull Hill - S5917 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2006-02-04 15:50 - TP0496 (Perth)

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

An easy find with great views of the Tay.

Perth FBM
Perth FBM


Destroyed 2006-02-04 14:45 - TP4773 (Menzies Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Someone's dropped a school on it. Move along - nothing to see here.

Menzies Hill


Good condition 2006-02-04 14:25 - TP2912 (Dundee Law)

FB Number: S4607   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

The latest of many visits up here. Pillar in good condition. Excellent views.

Dundee Law - S4607 The pillar.
Dundee Law - S4607 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2006-01-29 12:00 - TP1647 (Broad Law)

FB Number: S6127   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A good walk up from Hearthstane on a perfect January day - cloudless sky and good crisp snow. Superb views from the top and on the walk up. The pillar is still in good condition - top open.

Broad Law - S6127 The pillar.
Broad Law - S6127 The flush bracket.
Broad Law - S6127 The summit area.
The Beacon There is a similar one next to Cronk Ny Arrey, IoM. (TP2608)


Slightly damaged 2006-01-21 11:45 - TP1424 (Black Knowe Head)

FB Number: S9843   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

I've demoted this to 'slightly damaged' because there is a chunk missing from one corner, a smaller bit missing from the opposite corner, and the sighting hole below the flush bracket has been enlarged. Otherwise it's in good nick and the spider cap is still in place. A nice hill with good views in all directions. I'm surprised no-one else has logged a visit in the fifteen years since Graeme was up here. White mountain hares out again today, and a fox doing some daylight hunting.

Black Knowe Head - S9843 Damage to the top of the pillar.
Black Knowe Head - S9843 Flush bracket and enlarged sighting hole.
Black Knowe Head - S9843 The pillar, with a cairn in the background.
Black Knowe Head - S9843 The pillar.


Slightly damaged 2006-01-14 13:20 - TP5545 (Pykestone Hill)

FB Number: S6122   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Walked in from Megget reservoir via Dollar Law. Very squelchy underfoot. Rain and snow showers. The top of the pillar is crumbling a bit, exposing the spider. Top open.

Pykestone Hill - S6122 The flush bracket.
Pykestone Hill - S6122 The pillar.
Pykestone Hill - S6122 Damage to the top of the pillar.


Slightly damaged 2006-01-14 11:40 - TP2805 (Dollar Law)

FB Number: S9829   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

One corner is damaged, but otherwise OK. Top open. The cloud came down as I neared the summit, so no views today. White mountain hare running aound on the lower slopes.

Dollar Law - S9829 The flush bracket.
Dollar Law - S9829 Damage to the top of the pillar.
Dollar Law - S9829 The pillar.


Good condition 2005-07-17 15:00 - TP3802 (High Possil Wood)

FB Number: S3643   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Chance spot when driving past. As I was photographing this, a local appeared from one of the houses opposite and we started chatting. He mentioned that there was 'another one' in line with this one, at the nearby canal, but currently overgrown. He seemed genuine, so I took ten minutes to wander round and have a look. Plenty of undergrowth that a trig could hide in, but I didn't find anything. Probably a wild goose chase, but if anyone is passing in winter when the vegetation has died down, and fancies taking a quick peek along the canal bank...

High Possil Wood - S3643 The pillar.
High Possil Wood - S3643 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-06-23 20:30 - TP4045 (Howstrake Golf Course)

FB Number: 10856   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A short walk in from the northeast. Course was quiet at 8:30pm. Just a lone golfer hacking around.

Howstrake Golf Course - 10856 The pillar.
Howstrake Golf Course - 10856 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-06-23 18:50 - TP6022 (Slieau Ruy)

FB Number: 10853   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A walk up between fields on a farm track, metalled roads, a grassy bridleway, and finally a slog up through the heather.

Slieau Ruy - 10853 The pillar.
Slieau Ruy - 10853 The summit.
Slieau Ruy - 10853 Plaque on the summit.
Slieau Ruy - 10853 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-06-23 14:00 - TP2608 (Cronk Ny Arrey)

FB Number: 11213   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Shells still there, as are the cows. Kept a watchful eye out for the bull, but looked like it was ladies only in the field today.

Cronk Ny Arrey - 11213 Nearby 'flying saucer' radar station.
Cronk Ny Arrey - 11213 The pillar.
Cronk Ny Arrey - 11213 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-06-23 12:45 - TP0993 (Ballig)

FB Number: 10852   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Over the gate in the corner of the field, then follow the line of telegraph poles up to the trig.

Ballig - 10852 The pillar.
Ballig - 10852 The view.
Ballig - 10852 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-06-23 10:50 - TP0990 (Ballawhannel)

FB Number: 11209   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A bit of a pig to get to. Originally the open gate at NX 43392 01389 looked promising, but once at the top of the field, I couldn't find a path through the gorse. Next attempt over the barbed wire at NX 43274 01191 proved a better route, leading to waist-high bracken which soon gave way to easy paths. A final push through some more gorse and barbed wire to get to the field with the trig.

Ballawhannel - 11209 The pillar.
Ballawhannel - 11209 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-06-22 17:50 - TP5147 (North Barrule)

FB Number: 11211   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Nice broad ridge walk from Clagh Ouyr to North Barrule. No doubt excellent views when the wind isn't whipping the sea mist up over the ridge.

North Barrule - 11211 The pillar.
North Barrule - 11211 The view...
North Barrule - 11211 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-06-22 13:30 - TP2250 (Clybane Farm)

FB Number: 10859   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Over the stile, and follow the RoW until you reach a gate into the field with the trig. The trig has small holes drilled in three sides, similar to those on Sartfield (TP5818) and Cronk Ny Arrey Laa (TP2609).

Clybane Farm - 10859 Note small hole about 8in from the top.
Clybane Farm - 10859 The flush bracket.
Clybane Farm - 10859 The pillar.


Good condition 2005-06-22 09:45 - TP2831 (Dreswick Point)

FB Number: 11214   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Dreswick Point - 11214 The pillar and tower.
Dreswick Point - 11214 The pillar.
Dreswick Point - 11214 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-06-21 18:10 - TP6021 (Slieau Freoaghane)

FB Number: 11212   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked in from the road to the south.

Slieau Freoaghane - 11212 The pillar.
Slieau Freoaghane - 11212 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-06-21 11:00 - TP6063 (South Barrule)

FB Number: S5387   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A straightforward walk up the path from the plantation. Trig slightly buried. No site holes visible, and FB at ground level.

South Barrule - S5397 The pillar.
South Barrule - S5397 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-06-20 19:45 - TP6035 (Snaefell)

FB Number: S5071   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Walked up from Bungalow on a warm summer's evening. This should be the jewel of the island, but there is a lot of clutter up here, making the summit look a mess. However, the view is the saving grace. Scotland and England visible, Wales and Ireland lost in the mist.

Snaefell - S5071 The pillar.
Snaefell - S5071 The pillar.
Snaefell - S5071 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-06-20 17:45 - TP7275 (Isle of Man North)

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

Ramsey Cottage Hospital Isle of Man


Good condition 2005-06-20 15:25 - TP2426 (Corrins Hill)

FB Number: 11216   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Walked up from Peel harbour on a gloriously sunny day. Excellent views to Peel, and all along the west coast of the island. Ireland visible to the west, and of course the ever-present Snaefell to the east. Have to agree with MAC.HAWK - this was a gem. The trigs stands some distance away from the summit, on a small top to the northeast.

Corrins Hill - 11216 The pillar, with view north to Peel and beyond.
Corrins Hill - 11216 The view to the south.
Corrins Hill - 11216 The pillar and tower.
Corrins Hill - 11216 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-06-20 11:40 - TP7276 (Isle of Man South)

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

GPS aerial visible on roof of terminal building.

Ronaldsway Airport Isle of Man
Ronaldsway Airport Isle of Man


Good condition 2005-06-20 10:00 - TP2609 (Cronk Ny Arrey Laa)

FB Number: 11215   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Cronk Ny Arrey Laa - 11215 The pillar.
Cronk Ny Arrey Laa - 11215 Close up of pillar. Note the extra fixing points on the sides, and small rivet on top.
Cronk Ny Arrey Laa - 11215 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-06-19 20:13 - TP5818 (Sartfield)

FB Number: 11210   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Approached from the beach, scrambling up the cliff a little to the south. Trig on a base plinth, and has the same extra fixing points as Cronk Ny Arrey Laa (TP2609).

Sartfield - 11210 The pillar.
Sartfield - 11210 The pillar.
Sartfield - 11210 View from the beach. It's up there...
Sartfield - 11210 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-06-19 11:45 - TP7143 (Lancaster)

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

Arrived early for the Heysham ferry, so decided to kill some time by popping along to bag this one. In a public park, near lake with ornamental fountain.

Lancaster
Lancaster


Good condition 2005-05-15 14:18 - TP0991 (Ballencrieff Hill)

FB Number: S3241   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Ballencrieff Hill - S3241 The pillar.
Ballencrieff Hill - S3241 The flush bracket. (BsM)


Couldn't find it 2005-05-15 14:18 - TP7145 (Linlithgow)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 0/10

Had a good poke about, but no luck. It's not a large area - I was probably standing on top of it. Return visit with tape measure required.

Linlithgow It's here, somewhere.


Good condition 2005-05-15 14:17 - TP2314 (Cocklerue Hill)

FB Number: S9653   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fine views today. Sky High Boys needs a return visit. Spider plugged with an upturned coke bottle!

Cocklerue Hill - S9653 The pillar.
Cocklerue Hill - S9653 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-05-15 14:15 - TP5548 (Pyothall)

FB Number: S3229   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In over the gate to the north. Limbo'd under the fence to snap the FB.

Pyothall - S3229 The pillar.
Pyothall - S3229 The flush bracket. (BsM)


Good condition 2005-05-14 15:00 - TP4077 (Hurd Law)

FB Number: S7399   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Hurd Law - S7399 The pillar.
Hurd Law - S7399 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-05-13 20:20 - TP4223 (Kings Seat)

FB Number: S3081   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good condition, spider cap in place. Top of a field with sheep and lambs.

Kings Seat - S3081 The pillar.
Kings Seat - S3081 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-05-13 19:45 - TP1687 (Broomieknowe Golf Course)

FB Number: S3071   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good condition, with spider cap. Lots of golfers about tonight.

Broomieknowe Golf Course - S3071 The pillar.
Broomieknowe Golf Course - S3071 The flush bracket.


Destroyed 2005-05-08 19:45 - TP7133 (Turnhouse Golf Course)

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

Turnhouse Golf Course - S3133 Somewhere around here.


Good condition 2005-05-08 19:36 - TP6619 (Turnhouse)

FB Number: S3271   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A few golfers around. I ignored them, and they ignored me. Pillar surrounded by recently planted trees. I could log this as Winter 1977, which is when I first remember seeing this trig - while sledging on the golf course one snowy afternoon.

Turnhouse - S3271 The pillar.
Turnhouse - S3271 The pillar.
Turnhouse - S3271 The flush bracket. (BsM)


Slightly damaged 2005-05-08 12:16 - TP1373 (Binny Craig)

FB Number: S3227   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Short, steep walk past some interesting geology.

Binny Craig - S3227 The pillar.
Binny Craig - S3227 The flush bracket. (BsM)
Binny Craig - S3227 Binny Craig.


Slightly damaged 2005-05-02 19:15 - TP6987 (Windy Gate)

FB Number: S3585   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Windy Gate - S3585 The pillar.
Windy Gate - S3585 Damage to the top.
Windy Gate - S3585 The flush bracket. (BsM)


Damaged 2005-04-30 10:10 - TP6802 (West Cairn Hill)

FB Number: S3084   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Disappointingly small cairn - East Cairn Hill has a bigger one. Pillar still clinging on to its spider.

West Cairn Hill - S3083 The pillar.
West Cairn Hill - S3083 Damage to the top of the pillar.
West Cairn Hill - S3083 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-04-28 19:10 - TP4842 (Miltonhead)

FB Number: S8761   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Looks like it has been re-painted, and then re-graffitied...

Miltonhead - S8761 The pillar.
Miltonhead - S8761 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-04-25 19:05 - TP5862 (Seat Hill)

FB Number: S2663   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Just why do I find so many trigs with a penny coin left on top of them? Who leaves them there? I have my suspicions...

Seat Hill - S2663
Seat Hill - S2663 The pillar.
Seat Hill - S2663 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-04-23 14:00 - TP4897 (Monument Hill)

FB Number: S9389   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Monument Hill - S9389 The pillar.
Monument Hill - S9389 The flush bracket.
Monument Hill - S9389 Base of the obelisk, with stone cut BM.
Monument Hill - S9389 The obelisk, with the trig just visible at the bottom.
Monument Hill - S9389 The McDiarmid Memorial, as featured on the cover of the current Landranger 79.


Good condition 2005-04-23 13:30 - TP0511 (Newcastleton)

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

Nice quiet location.

Newcastleton FBM The FBM.
Newcastleton FBM The location.


Good condition 2005-04-02 15:30 - TP0509 (Buittle)

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

Busy road - You take your life in your hands standing on the road next to this one.

Buittle FBM
Buittle FBM


Good condition 2005-04-02 12:31 - TP0510 (Ecclefechan)

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

Ecclefechan FBM
Ecclefechan FBM


Good condition 2005-03-19 13:30 - TP7193 (Dalry)

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

Easy enough to spot at this time of year. Did a little gardening to get rid of the dead bracken. Covered in moss, no height tag, good condition. Area is a bit of a tip.

Dalry Before...
Dalry ...after.


Good condition 2005-03-19 11:30 - TP0507 (Corwar)

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

Just to the south of an old quarry. Wet day, wet ground, wet feet.

Corwar FBM The bench mark.
Corwar FBM The area.


Good condition 2005-03-19 10:00 - TP0499 (Ayr)

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

Ayr FBM


Good condition 2005-03-13 12:30 - TP4405 (Leven Seat)

FB Number: S9464   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Stinky landfill to the west - the whole area reeks. Pillar in good condition, top open.

Leven Seat - S9464 The pillar.
Leven Seat - S9464
Leven Seat - S9464 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-03-06 15:31 - TP3289 (Gala Law)

FB Number: S7528   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Better view than I was expecting for this little hill.

Gala Law - S7528 The pillar.
Gala Law - S7528 The view.
Gala Law - S7528 The top of the pillar.
Gala Law - S7528 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-03-06 11:10 - TP0584 (Hawick FBM Aux 1)

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

Nearby bench and notice board act as markers, making this easy to find.

Hawick FBM Aux 1 The Berntsen.


Good condition 2005-03-06 11:00 - TP7240 (Hawick)

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

Easy without the snow.

Hawick The FBM.


Good condition 2005-02-26 12:00 - TP7166 (Moffat)

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

Just over the fence, about 10-15ft from the road. South side of the bridge, west side of the road.

Moffat FBM.
Moffat Location.


Couldn't find it 2005-02-26 09:00 - TP7240 (Hawick)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Too much snow, and I'd forgotten to bring the OS sketch.


Slightly damaged 2004-10-30 15:25 - TP0502 (Thankerton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Thankerton FBM


Damaged 2004-10-30 15:00 - TP6296 (Symington Mill)

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

Top of the pillar is crumbling, but the spider and cap are still just clinging on. Wimped out of wading through ankle-deep mud to get a photo of the flush bracket. Coos have returned.

Symington Mill - S5458 The pillar.
Symington Mill - S5458 The spider.


Slightly damaged 2004-10-10 12:17 - TP7169 (Necropolis)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Not actually in the Necropolis, but up against an outside wall. It's taken a few knocks over the years.

Necropolis The FBM.


Good condition 2004-10-10 12:16 - TP7165 (Milngavie)

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

Roadside on well well-kept verge. Opposite a field with horses. Surprisingly busy road on the day I visited.

Milngavie The FBM.


Good condition 2004-09-25 18:59 - TP2589 (Crichton Mains)

FB Number: S3074   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Return visit to photograph.

Crichton Mains - S3074 The pillar.
Crichton Mains - S3074 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-09-25 18:30 - TP5163 (North Kippit Hill)

FB Number: S3059   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A few moments trowel-work required to clear the loose earth from the trench. Good condition, with spider cap still in place.

North Kippit Hill - S3059 The pillar.
North Kippit Hill - S3059 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-09-19 13:00 - TP0504 (Wester Broomhouse)

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

Well hidden. Scanned around for it for a moment or two before noticing I was standing right next to it...

Wester Broomhouse FBM


Good condition 2004-08-21 18:30 - TP7206 (Duns Common (R))

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

Nearly gave up on this one, but spotted the railings through the trees as I was turning to leave. Access to Duns Common from the Duns Castle nature reserve.

Duns Common The FBM.
Duns Common Lost in the trees...


Good condition 2004-08-21 16:00 - TP7150 (Belford (R))

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

Vegetation gone wild since those other photos were taken!

Belford The FBM.
Belford The railings.


Good condition 2004-08-21 14:00 - TP6900 (Whiteburn)

FB Number: S7164   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Wasn't out looking for trigs, but when it's just standing there by the road side, it seems rude not to stop and say hello. Spider cap has now gone. Top open. One top edge chipped, but generally in good nick.

Whiteburn - S7164 The pillar.
Whiteburn - S7164 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-08-16 19:51 - TP0506 (Mordington)

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

Roadside.

Mordington FBM


Good condition 2004-06-28 20:15 - TP0683 (Scald Law)

FB Number: S1573   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Up for a wander to the top of the Pentlands on a cloudy evening after work. Took the usual path up from the visitors' centre at Flotterstone, over Turnhouse Hill and Carnethy to Scald Law. Sadly not enough time or daylight to do the rest of the ridge and the loop back via Balerno and the reservoirs. Bright white pillar in good nick, with plugged centre. 'July 1999' OS plaque in place, as this is now a passive station in the GPS network.

Scald Law - S1573 The pillar.
Scald Law - S1573 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-27 13:40 - TP3412 (Gorgum)

FB Number: S7573   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Gala Hill is to the south of Galashiels, and just off the Southern Upland Way. Joined the SUW by Galashiels Academy, and followed it up on to the hill before cutting upwards along a farm track and then through the trees to the trig. A little graffiti on the pillar, but in good condition and with spider cap in place. No views from the trig, but nice view of the Eildon hills on the way up. No idea why this is called Gorgum and not Gala Hill. No mention of Gorgum on the map, and a quick Google search didn't turn up any references.

Gorgum - S7573 The pillar.
Gorgum - S7573 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-27 11:50 - TP6168 (Staunchley Hill)

FB Number: S7407   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy access from the nearby road (B6362) across sheep grazing moor. Pillar inside a stone walled sheep pen. Good condition.

Staunchley Hill - S7407 The pillar.
Staunchley Hill - S7407 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-27 10:10 - TP3658 (Hartside Hill)

FB Number: S3091   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

There is a track starting at NT 445 566, which runs for about a mile and a half to the top of the hill. The track stops at the communications mast, with the trig being a few hundred feet further on, over some rough and boggy ground. No views from the top, unless you count north to the Dun Law wind farm, or south to the comms mast. Everything else is blocked by the trees. The best views appear when starting to walk back down. Saw some deer on the lower slopes. Trig in good condition with spider cap.

Hartside Hill - S3091 The pillar.
Hartside Hill - S3091 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-26 11:25 - TP2806 (Dolphinston)

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

Closest approach is currently about 100ft due to crops.

Dolphinston - S7501 The pillar.


Destroyed 2004-06-26 11:00 - TP2923 (Dunion Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

The pillar is missing, along with a good chunk of Dunion Hill itself. The area has been used as a quarry, then a landfill, and now looks to be abandoned. There are large padlocked gates with several KEEP OUT signs, which indicated that Tarmac are to blame for the mess here. (You can step over the dilapidated fence by the gates, should you feel the urge to go and visit). The hill is now a sorry sight, covered in spoil heaps and dotted with a forest of comms masts. Such a shame, as you can tell that this was once a very nice little hill. (Pillar destroyed 1963 - OS/Trigonomy database).

Dunion Hill - S7497 Welcome to Dunion Hill.
Dunion Hill - S7497 The pillar was here - about 400ft forward, in mid air above the big hole...
Dunion Hill - S7497 Heading to where the summit used to be...


Good condition 2004-06-26 09:38 - TP6657 (Upper Blainslie)

FB Number: S7408   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Just a few yards from the roadside. On the Southern Upland Way, so no access problems.

Upper Blainslie - S7408 The pillar.
Upper Blainslie - S7408 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-26 08:24 - TP6089 (Soutra Hill)

FB Number: S3064   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Access straightforward from the west over a grazing field to the top of Soutra Hill. Fine views, although the Dun Law wind farm does keep attracting your attention.

Soutra Hill - S3064 The pillar. Dun Law wind farm in the background.
Soutra Hill - S3064 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-20 19:05 - TP4843 (Minch Moor)

FB Number: S9827   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Started from the public phone box in Traquair at NT 331 348, where a road leads up to join the Southern Upland Way. Follow the SUW for a couple for miles, as it climbs to the top of Minch Moor. At the top, follow the signpost for MINCH MOOR STONE AND VIEWPOINT, which leads to the pillar. Views in all directions.

Minch Moor - S9827 The pillar and cairn.
Minch Moor - S9827 The pillar.
Minch Moor - S9827 The flush bracket.


Slightly damaged 2004-06-20 15:40 - TP6467 (Three Brethren)

FB Number: S7570   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Parked at NT 459 324, by the information point for Yair Forest. From here, a short path leads up to join the Southern Upland Way. Follow the SUW all the way to the trig, along good sign-posted paths. Note that much of the forest shown on my copy of LR73 (1988) in square NT 43 31 has now been felled. The pillar boasts three plaques declaring that it has been adopted by the Hoolet Hikers, who clearly give it a lick of paint whenever they are passing, because the paint work is immaculate. The pillar is slightly damaged, with a chunk missing from one of the top corners. A nice setting with the three large cairns, and superb views in all directions.

Three Brethren - S7570 The pillar and the cairns.
Three Brethren - S7570 The pillar.
Three Brethren - S7570 Damage to the top of the pillar.
Three Brethren - S7570 The flush bracket.
Three Brethren - S7570 Adopted by the Hoolet Hikers Selkirk 14th July 1994.


Good condition 2004-06-20 12:05 - TP6684 (Ven Law)

FB Number: 10251   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

The pillar is freshly painted, with copper coloured spider and flush bracket. There is no adoption plaque, but this is clearly someone's baby.

Ven Law - 10251 The pillar.
Ven Law - 10251 The spider. There is a spider cap under there. The OSTS engraving is just readable.
Ven Law - 10251 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-20 11:20 - TP6556 (Townhead)

FB Number: S3058   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Just inside an arable field off the public road. Not even a gate to hop.

Townhead - S3058 The pillar.
Townhead - S3058 The flush bracket


Good condition 2004-06-20 10:20 - TP4394 (Leehouses)

FB Number: S3060   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Over the gate, and there it is. Currently mostly hidden by the hedge growth.

Leehouses - S3060 The pillar, peeping out of the hedge.
Leehouses - S3060 The flush bracket.


Slightly damaged 2004-06-19 16:30 - TP6895 (White Meldon)

FB Number: 10235   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Easy access from the unclassified road to the west, where there are a couple of parking/picnic areas with paths leading on to the hill. In addition to the trig, the summit has a cairn and the remains of an Iron Age hill fort. Excellent views in all directions from the top. Forget the trig, this hill is worth doing just for the view. A wee cracker!

White Meldon - 10235 Approaching the summit. Trig and cairn.
White Meldon - 10235 The pillar.
White Meldon - 10235 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-19 08:05 - TP0922 (Auchencorth Moss)

FB Number: S3139   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy access by the gate at NT 18804 55844, from where the pillar is visible on the horizon.

Auchencorth Moss - S3139 The pillar.
Auchencorth Moss - S3139 The adoption plaque: Adopted by Craigroyston Community High School.
Auchencorth Moss - S3139 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-15 20:30 - TP2733 (Darlees Rig)

FB Number: S3240   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On open hillside, approachable from just about any direction you choose. I went in via the path which leaves the A70 opposite the Tarbrax turning at NT 040 547 heading to Henshaw Hill, then cut over between White Craig and Darlees Rig. This avoids the boggy ground directly to the north of the hill. Note that the tracks as shown on LR65 are faint to non-existent. Good condition pillar, with OS spider cap. As previously noted, BsM style flush bracket. Good views to all the neighbouring Pentland tops.

Darlees Rig - S3240 The pillar.
Darlees Rig - S3240 The flush bracket.


Destroyed 2004-06-13 20:40 - TP1894 (Camphill Resr)

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

Another trig gone AWOL.


Good condition 2004-06-13 20:20 - TP2589 (Crichton Mains)

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

Up a farm track from the road. Currently unreachable due to crops. Tramlines near the trig, but decided not to venture any closer than the track as the tramlines were narrow, and the crop was high, so hard to avoid damaging it. Will return after the crop has gone.

Crichton Mains - S3074 The pillar in a sea of crops. (Focus? We don't need no focus!)


Good condition 2004-06-13 19:35 - TP3077 (Esperston Law)

FB Number: S3073   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Got on to the hill over the gate at NT 34526 57606. Initially the ground is very uneven, with much evidence of the quarrying which used to take place there. The field soon gives way to flatter grazing land as you approach the wood at the top of the hill. A short walk through the corner of the woods leads to a gate to another field, with the trig sitting in a little recess just by the gate. Pillar in good condition, with the original spider cap.

Esperston Law - S3073 The pillar.
Esperston Law - S3073 The pillar.
Esperston Law - S3073 The flush bracket.


Destroyed 2004-06-13 19:10 - TP4343 (Lang Loan)

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

Lang Loan is long gone.

Lang Loan - S3022 It used to be here.


Good condition 2004-06-12 19:11 - TP2022 (Castle Dykes)

FB Number: S7144   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Heading south down the A1, turn in to the small road directly by the WELCOME TO THE SCOTTISH BORDERS sign. The pillar can be reached down a short track from here. The pillar is on a cliff top, just outside the boundary fence of an arable field. The approach along the cliff is relatively straightforward, but the long grass means you can't see where you are putting your feet, so you need to pay attention. The flush bracket faces into the field.

Castle Dykes - S7144 The pillar.
Castle Dykes - S7144 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-12 18:10 - TP2809 (Doon Hill)

FB Number: S7159   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

You can drive almost all the way to the top of Doon Hill. The road is clearly signposted from the A1. Drove up to the NTS carpark. At the top, the 'road' is just a farm track, but it's OK for a normal 2WD car. Had to squeeze through a fence to get into the field with the trig in it. If you follow the fence along until you are in line with the trig there is a short section with no barbed wire.

Doon Hill - S7159 Approaching the pillar. It's all Doon Hill from here...
Doon Hill - S7159 The pillar.
Doon Hill - S7159 The flush bracket.


Slightly damaged 2004-06-12 16:50 - TP0505 (Dunbar East)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

By the shore, on a road marked DUNBAR GOLF COURSE - PRIVATE ROAD.

Dunbar East FBM The FBM.
Dunbar East FBM The height mark.


Good condition 2004-06-12 16:10 - TP7201 (Dunbar West)

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

By the wall, but vanishing from sight... Revisted 21/08/2004 while doing the Dunbar Circuit flush brackets. FB 392 is just a few yards away on the other side of the road.

Dunbar West It's being swallowed...
Flush Bracket 392 Bonus flush bracket nearby.


Good condition 2004-06-12 15:30 - TP6906 (Whitekirk Hill)

FB Number: S7186   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Went in over the stile at NT 59434 81621, up a short track, and over a gate on to the golf course. From here, the trig is a few hundred yards away across a couple of fairways.

Whitekirk Hill - S7186 The pillar. Bass rock in the background.
Whitekirk Hill - S7186 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-12 14:20 - TP5149 (North Berwick Law)

FB Number: S3063   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Just occasionally you get one that is perfect. Been up here a few times, but that was in the days when I didn't log the trig details. The weather today was superb. Crystal clear views everywhere - The Ochils, The Moorfoots, The Lammermuirs, The Pentands, The Grampians. Ben Lomond was visible. Ben Volrich was visible. The Bass Rock looked like it was glowing. Oh, and there is a trigpoint too!

North Berwick Law - S3063 The pillar.
North Berwick Law - S3063 View to the Bass Rock.
North Berwick Law - S3063 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-12 12:50 - TP4500 (Loch Hill)

FB Number: S3061   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Went in via the farm track. No problems. Incorporated in to the wall between a grazing field and an arable field. Went in to the grazing field, which of course turned out to the be the wrong side for the flush bracket. Managed to get a photo by holding the camera over the wall. Fit young people could just have hopped over... Saw an enormous hare leaping about the field.

Loch Hill - S3061 The pillar, in long grass.
Loch Hill - S3061 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-12 12:09 - TP6000 (Skid Hill)

FB Number: S3129   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Went up to visit the Hopetoun monument first, then cut across the hill to the trig. Not a route I'd recommend - too many fences.

Skid Hill - S3129 The pillar, with the Hopetoun monument in the background.
Skid Hill - S3129 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-12 11:35 - TP2786 (Dingleton)

FB Number: S3125   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An easy roadside trig.

Dingleton - S3125 The pillar by the side of the road.
Dingleton - S3125 The flush bracket. Well, most of it.


Good condition 2004-06-12 10:45 - TP6563 (Traprain Law)

FB Number: S3065   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

The whale-back shape of Traprain Law is a distinctive landmark from much of East Lothian. The hill is an important archaeological site, with evidence of inhabitation dating back over 3,500 years. In 1919 a hoard of silver from Roman times was discovered on the summit of the hill. Access is easy from the north, where there is a small car park, and some information boards describing the geology and history of the hill.

Traprain Law - S3065 The pillar.
Traprain Law - S3065 The pillar.
Traprain Law - S3065 The flush bracket.


Slightly damaged 2004-06-12 09:58 - TP0585 (Whittingehame FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

The Berntsen is open, and can not be properly closed. By the side of the road next to the Balfour monument.

Whittingehame FBM Aux 1 The location.
Whittingehame FBM Aux 1 The Berntsen


Good condition 2004-06-12 09:55 - TP7244 (Whittingehame)

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

Up a farm track on the opposite side of the road to the Balfour monument.

Whittingehame
Whittingehame


Good condition 2004-06-12 09:36 - TP5866 (Seggarsdean)

FB Number: S3052   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A quick hop over the fence to get this one. The coos were being camera shy today, and lurking in the other corner of the field.

Seggarsdean - S3052 The pillar.
Seggarsdean - S3052 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-12 09:07 - TP4804 (Middle Mains)

FB Number: S3053   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Middle Mains - S3053 A drive-thru trig.
Middle Mains - S3053 The flush bracket.


Unreachable but visible 2004-06-12 08:40 - TP6800 (West Bank Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 2/10

All locked up again. Just have to peer through the fence.

West Bank Resr - S3143 Keep Out!
West Bank Resr - S3143 Behind the fence.


Destroyed 2004-06-12 08:10 - TP5240 (Ormiston Mains)

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

No trace of the pillar. Not a sausage.

Ormiston Mains - S3062 It used to be around here somewhere.


Good condition 2004-06-12 07:45 - TP2799 (Dodridge Law)

FB Number: S3067   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The pillar is currently engulfed in the growing hedge and grass verge.

Dodridge Law - S3067 The hedge has begun swallowing the pillar.
Dodridge Law - S3067 A little gardening was required to get to the flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-12 07:30 - TP3225 (Fordel Mains)

FB Number: S3072   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In a field currently full of crops, but with tramlines passing right next to the pillar.

Fordel Mains - S3072 The pillar.
Fordel Mains - S3072 The flush bracket. It's there somewhere, behind the crops.


Good condition 2004-06-05 20:46 - TP2513 (Craigentinny Golf Course)

FB Number: S3010   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An unusually low trig pillar for Edinburgh. On the golf couse, with lots of easy access.

Craigentinny Golf Course - S3010 The pillar.
Craigentinny Golf Course - S3010 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-05 20:24 - TP1881 (Calton Hill)

FB Number: S3006   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Calton Hill - S3006 The location.
Calton Hill - S3006 The pillar.
Calton Hill - S3006 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-06-05 19:43 - TP7268 (Edinburgh)

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

If the sight of a building in an industrial estate gets you all hot and bothered, then you'll just love this one. It's on Bankhead Crossway South in Sighthill Industrial Estate.

Ordnance Survey Office Edinburgh


Good condition 2004-06-05 13:50 - TP5335 (Pearie Law)

FB Number: S2652   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Look for the gate by the side of the road at NT 0048 5816 (right on the regional border), where a corridor between the trees leads up to the pillar. Short, easy walk, although slightly boggy. Good condition pillar, with spider cap. No views, except for the trees. I originally parked in a big, nearly empty car park just along the opposite side of the road, and was immediately GOML'd by a couple of guys flying their model plane. They insisted that the car park was for model plane flyers only, and they'd padlock the gates to block me in if I left my car there, even for the ten minutes it would take to get to the trig and back. Nice people.

Pearie Law - S2652 The pillar between the trees.
Pearie Law - S2652 The pillar.
Pearie Law - S2652 The spider cap (raised lettering).
Pearie Law - S2652 The flush bracket.


Couldn't find it 2004-06-05 12:50 - TP0074 (Brookbank)

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

Well, I followed the OS sketch, and I'm sure I was in the right spot. Signs of recent digging, but I just couldn't see it. Will return another day for more poking around.

Brookbank It's not here...


Good condition 2004-06-05 12:05 - TP2435 (Corston Hill)

FB Number: S2698   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

There is a handy little carpark at NT 1018 6283 where the Pentlands path to Cauldstane Slap starts. Corston Hill is on the opposite side of the road. Straightforward walk up the hill once you find your way past the barbed wire fences at the bottom. While looking for a way through, I discovered a family of foxes all snoozing in the midday sun. The pillar is in good condition, and retains the original spider cap. Great views from the top of the hill to the Pentlands, and over to Fife.

Corston Hill - S2698 The pillar. Looking back towards Edinburgh.
Corston Hill - S2698 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-05-28 20:40 - TP0893 (Arthurs Seat)

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

Years since I'd last been up here. They've built a path to the top you could drive a bus up. Had the summit to myself, probably due to the drizzle. Eaten alive by the midgies.

Arthur's Seat - S3012 Dominating the Edinburgh skyline.


Unreachable but visible 2004-05-28 19:47 - TP2929 (Dunsapie Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

Looks in good condition, safe behind its protective fence.

Dunsapie Tank - S3016 Peering over the wall from Holyrood Park.
Dunsapie Tank - S3016 The pillar behind the fence.


Good condition 2004-05-28 19:38 - TP7213 (Edinburgh)

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

Currently surrounded by long grass, but easy to spot as the grass around it is well trampled down by visitors.

Edinburgh FBM


Good condition 2004-05-28 19:37 - TP0583 (Edinburgh FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy enough to spot once you find the nearby FBM. On the outcrop half way between the FBM and the road.

Edinburgh FBM Aux 1 The Bolt.


Slightly damaged 2004-05-27 12:34 - TP0079 (Dogs Home)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

Popped along from work at lunchtime for a look at this one. On the sea wall behind the Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home. The wall is actually quite badly cracked on the section containing the rivet. Sunny day with clear views over the Forth earns this one a couple of points, but I must say I don't really get the appeal of looking at rivets. Give me a good pillar on top of a nice hill any day!

Dogs Home The sea wall.
Dogs Home The rivet.


Destroyed 2004-05-25 15:53 - TP3144 (Ferniehill)

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

What can I say? It continues not to be here. I pass the ghost of this pillar every day on the way home from work.

Ferniehill - S3088 Ferniehill Drive, where the pillar used to stand.


Good condition 2004-05-22 10:45 - TP1886 (Camilty Hill)

FB Number: S2681   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Visible from the roadside (B7008) in a clear area surrounded by coniferous forest. Approach is straightforward from the road, although the ground is a little boggy in places. Pillar in good condition, with the original spider cap still in place. Very slight damage to the top.

Camilty Hill - S2681 In front of the trees.
Camilty Hill - S2681 The pillar.
Camilty Hill - S2681 The spider cap.
Camilty Hill - S2681 The flush bracket


Good condition 2004-04-25 14:40 - TP5671 (Riccarton)

FB Number: S3085   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy access via the single-track road which leads off from near the large roundabout by the Heriot-Watt campus. Have to walk across the railway line to reach the field where the pillar is.

Riccarton - S3085 The pillar. The horse got a little spooked just after I took this, and I had to make a quick departure without getting a photo of the flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-04-25 14:07 - TP0992 (Balleny)

FB Number: S3051   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Balleny - S3051 The pillar.
Balleny - S3051 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-04-25 13:24 - TP2725 (Dalmahoy Hill)

FB Number: S2697   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Had no problem with access. Took the track from the A70 towards Kaimes Hill, then on to Dalmahoy Hill. Had to hop a couple of gates and a dry stone wall. Pillar in good condition, but missing the spider cap. I can confirm FB number is S2697.

Dalmahoy Hill - S2697 Approaching the summit.
Dalmahoy Hill - S2697 At the top.
Dalmahoy Hill - S2697 The pillar.
Dalmahoy Hill - S2697 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-04-20 18:55 - TP0816 (Allermuir Hill)

FB Number: S3092   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A favourite walk on summer evenings after work:- from Swanston village up Allermuir, across to Caerketton and back down to Swanston. Superb views in all directions from the top. A real beauty. (Most recent visit 14/03/2009)

Allermuir Hill - S3092 The flush bracket.
Allermuir Hill - S3092 The trigpoint at sunset.
Allermuir Hill - S3092 Looking south over the Pentland Hills.


Good condition 2004-04-20 12:25 - TP3103 (Falside Hill)

FB Number: S3015   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Goods views out over the Forth, but a grotty location. Easy to find - just head for the transmission mast.

Falside Hill - S3015 The pillar.
Falside Hill - S3015 Not the nicest of locations.
Falside Hill - S3015 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-04-19 18:35 - TP1574 (Braid Hills)

FB Number: S3087   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A popular location with joggers, walkers, and locals exercising their dogs. The crowds weren't enough to frighten away an injured fox which limped by on three paws as I approached the pillar. Awwwwww.

Braid Hills - S3087 The pillar and view towards North Berwick Law.
Braid Hills - S3087 The flush bracket.


Good condition 2004-04-18 15:47 - TP1446 (Blackford Hill)

FB Number: S3014   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good views over Edinburgh to the north, and (if you can ignore the telecom masts) the Pentland hills to the south. Always a popular location - don't think I've ever had this trig point to myself.

Blackford Hill - S3014 The pillar, with views to Arthur's Seat.
Blackford Hill - S3014 The flush bracket.


Slightly damaged 2004-04-18 14:10 - TP6830 (Wester Craiglockhart Hill)

FB Number: S3009   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

My local, a brisk 10 minutes walk from home, though the NO TRESPASSING signs do discourage casual visits. In practice, have never encountered any problems from the golfers. Despite a little damage to the northwest edge, and some ground erosion around the base, the pillar is sound. A pleasant walk up a little hill, with great views in all directions from the summit, and some interesting circular depressions near the top. Spoilt only slightly by the amount of broken glass littering the ground and the graffiti on the pillar.

Wester Craiglockhart Hill - S3009 The pillar, with views south to Allermuir Hill.
Wester Craiglockhart Hill - S3009 The flush bracket.




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