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TP1446 - Blackford Hill
 
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Flush Bracket :
S3014
OSGB36 Station :
NT48/T93
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TP1446
County :
Lothian Region
Nearest town :
EDINBURGH

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Blackford HillNT48/T93NT48T093325439.30670643.93164.7592PILLAR01/06/1943101/06/1966N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 333rd with 8 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.37/10 (from 87 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st May 1983
Was Last logged: 4th Aug 2018

Of the 87 logged visits,
24 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 58m
The average error was 12m
3 were exact

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Good condition 4th Aug 2018  16:33  by joebee98

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

Bagged as part of a 3 trig walk along with Braids Hill and Wester Lockhart Hill

FB
Trig point


Good condition 16th May 2018  12:45  by KevP

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great viewpoint. Better than Arthur's Seat as you can see Arthur's Seat from this one.


Good condition 17th Oct 2017  10:51  by jonglew

Gridref: NT 25438 70647   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From observatory car park - tight squeeze at the moment due to construction vehicles taking up a chunk of it. Short walk to top of the hill. Pillar has exposed foundations, has lost its top cap and has no plug; rear sight hole closed, other 3 open. Extensive panorama of the city and its surrounds.

Pillar TP1446©jonglew
Spider TP1446©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1446©jonglew


Good condition 2nd Sep 2017  12:59  by painterman61

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

Parking at royal observatory and easy paths to trig again a great view and position.Trig in vgc base supported with concrete found the fb on the observatory

Trig ©painterman61
Top ©painterman61
Trig ©painterman61
Fb ©painterman61
Observatory fb ©painterman61


Good condition 2nd Sep 2017  12:59  by Earby Rambler

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

Visited with P61 & Brunshaw on Edinburgh day out,fantastic summit great views with free parking at the Royal Observatory.

Approach
Trig
Panoramic
Topograph
Royal Observatory


Good condition 2nd Sep 2017  12:59  by Brunshaw

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

Did it on day trip to edinburgh


Good condition 20th Jun 2017  12:45  by Clochandighter

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

Revisit of many. This log will be re-dated on my next visit.


Good condition 14th Apr 2017  00:00  by rwilson121

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

Blackford Hill


Good condition 22nd Oct 2016  22:18  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NT 25440 70643   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Log #374. Sneaky after-hours visit after a show at the Usher Hall. Great views over the city, and dead silent. [ExP-255/MiP-32/Rev-6/BM-25/IS-38/Other-18]

Pillar
Top
FB
Edinburgh


Good condition 22nd Oct 2016  13:29  by Moira293

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

First of two Edinburgh trigs today. Parked on Oswald Road and a nice easy walk up to the trig via the pond. Fantastic views across the city - didn't linger long at the top as the rain came on but we hope to return on a nice sunny day!

Moi posing at the trig


Good condition 8th Oct 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 25440 70639   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 16th Jul 2016  12:25  by yukin61

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

flying visit north of the border, but had the time to pop up here ... well worth it - parked at the royal observatory and walked on up the hill. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8esqyaPAuw

the pillar
north from TP1446
east from TP1446
south from TP1446
west from TP1446
the castle from TP1446


Good condition 17th Apr 2016  18:00  by Ham Mathieson

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Third trig logged in Edinburgh today and favourite by far, mostly due to the unique views over Edinburgh and the lack of tourists.


Good condition 10th Jan 2016  00:00  by Wildfell

Gridref: NT 25439 70644   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

visited whilst geocaching


Good condition 29th Dec 2015  10:43  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Regular haunt. Final visit of 2015. Will delete this log when a subsequent VALID log is posted by a known user. Valid means FB number stated. Footnote: SDB has produced valid log but keeping this here for hopefully 31/12/16.


Good condition 22nd Nov 2015  12:42  by thejackrustles

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

Parked at the entrance to the wee kids pond and park and then took a very direct and thigh burning route to the trig with another fantastic view.

Fantastic view
Blackford Hill Collage ©thejackrustles
Mrs TJR near the trigpoint ©thejackrustles


Good condition 31st Jul 2015  11:00  by Loz&Bib

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


Good condition 29th May 2015  19:13  by dal

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

Excellent view point.


Good condition 25th Apr 2015  16:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

In my opinion this pillar offers the best view of Edinburgh.

©Borderer


Good condition 15th Feb 2015  11:00  by dugswell2

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

Parked at Observatory then a shortish walk to bag the summit and nearby trig. Lovely views with today's sunshine.


Good condition 19th Dec 2014  11:55  by Chalky

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Asphalt plug.


Good condition 22nd Nov 2014  12:20  by campagvelocet

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

No cap. Good views over Edinburgh. Lots of very polite dogs (must be in the posh part of town).


Good condition 4th Nov 2014  12:17  by Trigger

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

TP1446
TP1446


Good condition 26th Oct 2014  10:55  by vegibagger

FB Number: A3014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very blustery day on a three hour walk from Whitehouse loan to Easter then Wester Craiglockhart hill and on to lunch with daughter Lucy and boyfriend Cesar at Earthy's in Ratcliffe Terrace followed by hike up Salisbury crags and finally up Calton Hill for fifth TuMP and third trig of day before the GMT gloaming started to draw in early.


Good condition 9th Oct 2014  20:06  by Arran Trigman

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

Lovely 2 hour walk from the Trigpoint at Wester Craiglockhart and then onto Braid Hill and finishing of a great day at Blackford Hill and returning to my destination at the Ritz hotel in Haymarket.





Good condition 15th Sep 2014  11:25  by asbown

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 15th Apr 2014  20:07  by BigJ

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Beautiful evening. Hard to believe this is in the middle of a capital city.

©BigJ


Not Logged 2nd Dec 2013  14:14  by jrcking

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

whilst doing a PhD in Edinburgh...


Good condition 6th Nov 2013  13:43  by SummitPlummet

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Grabbing geocaches nearby.


Good condition 11th Aug 2013  11:12  by Eclipse

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice walk up Blackford Hill with youngest,while the rest of the family went shopping in Cameron toll. The views of Edinburgh were amazing.


Good condition 29th Jun 2013  11:30  by Wubbleyew

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

In Edinburgh for the day, so decided to take the number 24 bus to Blackford from Lothian Road to view this trig. First use of my bus-pass in Scotland, but it was refused as English passes are not acceptable up here. But we haven't split yet! I didn't have any cash, but the charming Polish driver told me to 'take a seat Englishman!' so I did get a free ride. On Blackford Hill for a different perspective of my favourite city - pillar nicely maintained on a concrete plinth, no cap & unplugged with one sighthole closed. Back down the hill intending to walk back to the centre, when along comes 'my' returning bus with the same chirpy driver who offers me another free lift!


Good condition 9th Jun 2013  15:44  by CJO

Gridref: NT 25439 70643   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

another fine viewpoint. no cap part of foundation undercut. And the last trig of 125 on our 3 day "Sky High Boys" trigging tour.

S3014


Good condition 25th May 2013  10:18  by bluebeard

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 7th May 2013  14:11  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 25441 70639   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

For updated photographs.

S3014 - Blackford Hill & GRP + Edinburgh Castle
S3014 - Blackford Hill & GRP
S3014 - Blackford Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 29th Mar 2013  12:37  by descarte1

Gridref: NT 25438 70642   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar atop Blackford Hill. Very busy today! FB faces south-ish with all sightholes open except north-ish. Bolt not visible due to internal debris. Cap missing and the top is unplugged. Base very eroded but completely massive, so unlikely to topple in the near future... Superb views from the top. Handy toposcope as well nearby. Parked in the observatory car park and just followed the road up. Doesn't really get much easier....


Good condition 15th Mar 2013  20:32  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

cycled road past observatory and walked final grassy yards. Panorama of city, Forth and surrounding hills.


Good condition 30th Dec 2012  14:02  by slateloose

Gridref: NT 25400 70600   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked from Braids Hill passing the clubhouse for the Hemitage Golf course ,there is a good cafe in the clubhouse.The weather has picked up and the views of Edinburgh and coast are exceptional.


Good condition 15th Apr 2012  15:30  by Blackjack

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

3rd visit. Walked up from A702 Comiston Road via Hermitage of Braid. Some erosion of ground around large concrete base. Great views on a good day. Exit via Observatory Road

Blackford Hill View towards Arthurs Seat


Good condition 15th Apr 2012  13:00  by alanw

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

With brother, Sarah Robbie and Emily

blackford hill


Good condition 19th Feb 2011  09:12  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NT 25437 70638   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at Observatory. And yes, I did find 10400 and the Cut Mark round the corner :-)


Good condition 13th Feb 2011  15:00  by craftinessa

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 13th Feb 2011  15:00  by swampysean

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 21st Jan 2011  00:00  by pete37038

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

One of the best views of Edinburgh possible, ace.


Good condition 9th Oct 2010  11:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 25439 70644   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at the Royal Observatory nice easy walk


Good condition 15th May 2010  13:21  by Skerryvore

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

An easy walk up to this one with excellent views from the summit. Another Edinburgh 'surprise'. Great duckpond at bottom of hill with Tufted Duck, Coot, Grey Heron, Mute Swans, Moorhen and, of course, Mallard.

Trigpoint, Blackford Hill Looking towards Arthur\'s Seat©Skerryvore


Good condition 6th May 2010  00:00  by Border Peat

Gridref: NT 25400 70600   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

steepclimb up steps from near car park clear views

view from trig S3014 ©Border Peat
©Border Peat


Good condition 23rd Dec 2009  13:51  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 25440 70641   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

My home pillar, this is where it all began for me. Revisit for what must be well over 1000 visits. This visit was also used to photograph the stills in one of my movies.

S3014 - Blackford Hill & Edinburgh Castle
S3014 - Blackford Hill & Calton Hill
S3014 - Blackford Hill & Arthurs Seat
S3014 - Blackford Hill & GRP
S3014 - Blackford Hill & GRP


Good condition 25th Nov 2009  15:17  by rob godrer coed

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 2nd Sep 2009  15:25  by KLJED

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition Pillar and easy to find. Brilliant 360degree views of Edinburgh and also of the other hills in Edinburgh.


Good condition 3rd Apr 2009  12:06  by barnsley skip

Gridref: NT 25441 70638   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked car on roadside at the junction of Charterwell road,cluny gardens,Oswald road. heading north up sleep hill the hard way i think could have parked at the observatory. But great views all round

Looking North East towards Arthurs seat
GPS reading
Looking East Towards Observatory


Good condition 7th Feb 2009  07:45  by seanmac

Gridref: NT 25438 70633   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bagged early in the morning before going to a wedding at Orocco Pier


Good condition 27th Dec 2008  11:21  by Clochandighter

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

Trying out my new camera at my home pillar. :-)

S3014 - Blackford Hill pillar & FB.
S3014 - Blackford Hill St Johns Tolbooth, and Marchmont St Giles spires
S3014 - Blackford Hill & Edinburgh Castle
S3014 - Blackford Hill backdrop = Arthurs Seat


Good condition 26th Oct 2008  13:25  by Chirpy Chaffinch

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 17th Aug 2008  14:10  by mtb mick

Gridref: NT 25400 70600   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Ground around concrete plinth is eroded. Plug missing. Great views of Edinburgh.

Blackford Hill 164m Looking towards Arthurs Seat


Good condition 9th Aug 2008  16:30  by fasgadh

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

First visit for a while. Still holding up (as is the trig)... Brief gap in the vile weather and some great views.

Blackford Hill Metal©fasgadh
©fasgadh
Blackford Hill Approaching the summit©fasgadh


Good condition 15th Mar 2008  17:00  by blueboots

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


Good condition 23rd Feb 2008  16:00  by MBFace

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

Bagged after the Blackford Hill orienteering cache.


Good condition 4th Dec 2007  13:27  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bracing today... smashing views all around. Very popular with fellrunners.

Bracing... with Arthurs Seat to the North.


Good condition 13th Sep 2007  14:55  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Midlothian. Where is the best view of Edinburgh? Arthur's Seat, Calton Hill or Blackford Hill. It is certainly very good from here. Plug missing.


Good condition 4th Jul 2007  18:55  by Shamus

Gridref: NT 25443 70641   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar is easy to find and in good condition.When I first got to it there was only one other person up there and he was lost in his ipod with his eyes closed, this soon changed though. Not as busy as Arthurs Seat last year. Bagged almost exactly a year after Arthurs Seat which is a shame as it means I don't get to Edinburgh as much as I would like.This was the first good day for weeks and the views were fantastic.

©Shamus
©Shamus


Good condition 17th Jun 2007  08:21  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Having just picked up Bec from the MoonWalk we forced her to stroll up from the Observatory car park. Amazing views across Edinburgh and beyond. Me, Mum, Bec. 164m

Bec walking on MoonWalk worn feet still made it!! An easy trig with great views. Easier if you haven't just walked 26 miles in the MoonWalk though - well done Bec!


Good condition 15th Apr 2007  15:33  by andyc

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Been up here at new year but not bagged the trig so another trip today. Excellent views on a muggy, cloudy, bizarrely hot April day.


Good condition 7th Jan 2007  10:44  by coinea

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

S3014 Blackford Hill


Good condition 14th Oct 2006  10:30  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great views of the city from this trig point.

Removed the paint from the flush bracket on my picture


Good condition 19th Aug 2006  17:25  by ocean soul

Gridref: NT 25440 70644   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Excellent views over Edinburgh.


Good condition 6th Jul 2006  12:17  by Haggis Hunter

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Came here with all of the HH Clan, whilst we done the Orienteering cache for Blackford and Hermitage of Braid. the weather was perfect and we had a fly past by four RAF Tornado's. HH

HH & Mini HH ©Haggis Hunter


Good condition 1st Jul 2006  18:31  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 25440 70641   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

My home trig. Trig pillar S3014 was built 12th February 1943 as a town secondary station in Secondary Block NT48 (Edinburgh). Please excuse all the photos. This pillar is my training ground for all my trig photography further afield. Still visiting regularly, GRP.

S3014 - Blackford Hill 04/02/2006 12:27
S3014 - Blackford Hill 17/01/2006 20:43
S3014 - Blackford Hill 04/02/2006, Edinburgh Castle
S3014 - Blackford Hill Royal Observatory Edinburgh
S3014 - Blackford Hill 11/02/2006 12:14
S3014 - Blackford Hill 12/02/2006 12:48
S3014 - Blackford Hill 12/02/2006 12:48


Good condition 18th Oct 2005  13:15  by jimmy

Gridref: NT 25440 70640   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

another brisk walk up steep steps--spider centre missing--built on a sub-circular pedestal


Good condition 9th Jun 2005  09:10  by rhayader_wanderer

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

found one after two gone :-) great view of the city the first time I have seen it from this angle after several work trips stuck in the centre only


Good condition 14th May 2005  14:34  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 25440 70641   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Nearest TP to my home. The Edinburgh summit of Blackford Hill is very popular with walkers and is part of a local nature reserve. Trig pillar S3014 was built 12th February 1943 as a town secondary station in Secondary Block NT48 (Edinburgh). Pillar is still in good order. The OS spider cap which had shallow engraved lettering disappeared in the late 1980s and the centre is now open, but filling up with all and sundry. The rear sighting hole is still plugged, the other three are open. The flush bracket is on the south west face of the pillar. A substantial amount of concrete has been poured on the ground around the base of the pillar to control the erosion caused by excessive numbers of visitors. GPS borrowed from Fraser. I have my own now (2003). S3014 is not the only flush bracket associated with Blackford Hill, FB No 10400 is up there too, can you find it? Most visited of all trig points visited by GRP. 14/05/2005: identified 25 other trigged tops from here. Probably many more not so prominent in the view. GRP.

S3014 - Blackford Hill The background skyline is dominated by Arthur's Seat. Photographs, pillar 4th June 2002 with Bonnie, FB 13th May 1985.
OSBM10400 Observatory Flush Bracket - not on a trig pillar.
S3014 - Blackford Hill 20:43, 17/01/2006


Good condition 10th Mar 2005  16:00  by fasgadh

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

12/1/05 Again, this is my local pillar, after the brief reign of Carlton Hill. So it seemed fitting to go up and pay my respects, once the wind stopped blowing. Still there without a plug. 10/3/05 Quick visit, but did not hang around.. very cold wind. Still in same condition.

Blackford Hill Metal
Blackford Hill


Good condition 1st Jul 2004  11:15  by Haggis Hunter

Gridref: NT 25440 70641   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

You can see all of the 7 hills of Edinburgh from here, as well as the Firth of Forth and the Lomonds.

Flush Bracket Got some red paint over it, but you can still read the number.
Haggis Hunter with the Castle in the background ©Haggis Hunter


Good condition 6th Jun 2004  15:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 25439 70586   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I used to live very near this one. Good to see it's still there. Very popular, and loads out today. This was the nearest I could get to a hill, on what proved to be the only decent weather day of the week. Latest visit , having a wander about the Hermatage. Again good views.

Blackford Hill. Arthur's Seat and North Berwick Law in the background.©fasgadh


Good condition 18th Apr 2004  15:47  by ipeattie

Gridref: NT 25441 70637   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.


Not Logged 14th Feb 2004  20:25  by the gremlins

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

Been up here many a time to watch the sunset...


Good condition 11th Feb 2004  15:58  by TartanT

Gridref: NT 25439 70644   FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just had to climb up here after finding the nearby geocache. I also had to see why all the people were up here. Now I know, the views are billiant on a clear day like today.


Good condition 5th Feb 2004  00:27  by sky high boys

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Up here on work again. Grab a quick trig. Theres also a geocache nearby.


Good condition 31st Aug 2003  15:00  by Firth of Forth

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A great view on a clear day of the Pentlands, the whole of Edinburgh and over to Fife.


Good condition 11th May 2003  14:00  by Isosceles

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 27th Apr 2003  12:30  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Lovely views all round. Nice and clear today if a little windy. Loved the smell of all the gorse round here. Wouldn't have found if it hadn't been for three caches not too far from here.

Fine views of Edinburgh from Blackford Hill ©Walker Dan
More fine views ©Walker Dan


Good condition 29th Mar 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; no plug


Good condition 15th Oct 2002  12:00  by iainmac

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

Revisited 19/01/2004 to photograph

S3014
S3014


Not Logged 17th Mar 2002  17:19  by Clochandighter

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

Honest! this is not something I have set up, nor is there any photo trickery here. This temporary pillar lasted less than a fortnight. The location known locally as Midmar Paddock is immediately southwest of Edinburgh's Blackford Hill. When I first set eyes on this, I thought I was imagining things, I seriously thought I had flipped. This green belt land is owned by a well known housebuilding firm, I forget their name. I contacted my local Councillor thinking that this object possibly belonged a surveying company and that the land was again to be under the threat of development. He made enquiries, and replied saying that a sculptor was using it, it would only remain there for a few more days, and in any case the land is green belt and as such is protected from development. The pillar did vanish in a few days. OFF TOPIC, by coincidence, during 2004 this landowner is trying to remove the green belt status from these fields - I wonder why? Councillors, MPs & MSPs successfully fought this off again. No doubt the developer will try again at a later date. All photographs 17/03/2002. GPS measurement NT_25248_70419, 7/03/2004.

From the west Leaning pillar in centre of pic.
from the west inside the builder's fencing
from the west a closer look
from the west even closer view
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From the north towards the Hermitage of Braid
from the southeast towards Midmar Drive.


Good condition 1st Jul 1998  12:15  by Particle

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


Not Logged 8th Mar 1997  12:00  by Sandman

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


Good condition 20th Oct 1990  13:00  by Am fear liath mor

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

Easy stroll from Observatory.


Good condition 1st May 1983  12:21  by Clochandighter

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

In the beginning .... My home trig. This is where my serious trig bagging started from back in 1983. I can see this trig from my windows and I can see my house from the trig. I have been visiting it regularly since I was a bairn. GRP.



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