A return to the Priory for Stuart Turner, who grew up at the North Lodge, thanks for the lovely photo Stuart!A nostaligic trip down the the priory this morning wi the troops.
6th July 2014
Good morning everyone, as I mentioned a couple of days ago, I would like to run another poll to see how much residential development we would be willing to accept to allow a full or partial restoration of Cambusnethan Priory. We will soon be in more formal discussions with the owner and the SBPT and this poll will help us decide in which direction to drive the campaign. Please take a look at the poll and vote, there are only 3 choices this time! I will close the poll on Friday the 11th of July in the evening and post the results.
As is often the case with FB applications, it will inform you about taking certain information from your FB account before allowing you to vote. I looked into to this and it does seem to be to do with how the software works and the information is not shared further. However, if you are uncomfortable about this you can also post your answer in the comments below!
Thanks very much! Comments, suggestions always welcome.
5th July 2014
So we had 36 attendees yesterday! And if we count the people who sent apologies because of work commitments, etc. we would have had at least 44, so I will report this number, along with the photo to the Strathclyde Buildings Preservation Trust. We were all disappointed that the owner was not able to make it, I hope it was just a case of something unexpected coming up as, by all accounts, he seemed very keen on this new chance to do something with the Priory during the meeting with NLC and representatives from our group on Thursday last week. The next step will be to arrange a meeting together with a group of "Friends", the council, the owner and the SBPT, this is likely to be in the second half of July, I should get a more clear idea of the date next week then I'll set up the next event. I will also contact the owner.
The next weekend meeting for the "Friends" at the Priory is planned for Sunday, 10th August - I'll set up the event for this soon.
The group photo has been sent to the Daily Record and the Wishaw Press and I will also send it, along with details of the number of attendees, to the MP and MSP for the area so that they are aware of the level of interest. Once again, thanks very, very much to everyone who attended yesterday! Special thanks to Jill Williams for getting the list of attendees and posting a report and Alistair Morrow for setting up the group photo and also sending in a summary.
As ever, any comments, suggestions, proposals - let us know here or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
One week until our first big meeting! In preparation, here is the map of the Clyde Walkway. It would be great if this could be developed to provide a good walking path all the way from Dalzell to Cambusnethan Priory and beyond. Unfortunately this is not the case at the moment and our contact at the council has warned us that if anyone wants to walk from the Priory to the Cambusnethan graveyard where the Belhaven and Sinclair-Lockhart tombs are, you need to take the "winter route" through Netherton shown here (quagmire). Two representatives from the Clyde and Avon Valley Partnership will be at our meeting to assess the walkway. Our plan after the meeting is to go to Cambusnethan Mausoleum in Highmainshead Wood, since many people have had trouble finding it! Take a look at our agenda in the event page, if you haven't seen it already.
The photo for the poll is from Jim Brown, thanks Jim!