A wander to a local favourite local place: The Millie Burn what a mess made by

I live in a wonderful small village surrounded by huge beaches wonderful forests and great history. Especially as I get older I appreciate where I live more and more. A favourite walk is along the beach to a the Millie burn then through the forest. It’s well loved by locals visitors and tourists.

Millie Burn

It’s a place that so many love : the space the sea the sand to see folk out enjoying nature is a wonderful sight. I often walk to the Millie burn then head back through the forest especially if it’s windy. The trees give shelter on a wild day and you can spot so many birds and even roe deer. Folk of all ages use the forest tracks for walking and bike trails and the Moray Way is nearby. I was shocked at the devastation as I turned to head of the beach at the Millie Burn . You leave the sand dunes and sadly next to the wee ruin the forest tracks have been bulldozed allowing tracked vechiles to gouge out the ground for it looks like building?

This area is very precious the ground is fragile. Just now it looks like a bomb site. The destruction and damage is so sad to see.

Worth checking out people fighting to look after our lovely olacec

I sent some photos to the a group on Facebook and they sent me this reply:

We agree it’s absolutely terrible.
Please be aware that a Stop Work order was placed on the Bothy and adjacent land 23rd February at 12.15 by enforcement @Moray Council.
The notice informing the public of this was attached to the Bothy and has mysteriously disappeared.
Any further work seen at this location is a criminal offence and should be reported to the police.
The landowners are in breach of planning regulations.”

My thoughts – I wonder what will happen often big business wins but if enough folk contact there MP or MSP and councillors maybe things will happen. It’s up to us.

We have fought over the years for “freedom of access” in Scotland and have a unique world respect of what such a small country can achieve. This was done by all political parties working together for the greater good. We all have to do our part for the future generations.

Comments welcome !

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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2 Responses to A wander to a local favourite local place: The Millie Burn what a mess made by

  1. John Stuart says:

    Hi Heavy, That looks terrible, I hope something can be done to stop it, does anybody know who the landowners are, and who or what they are building, Johnny Stuart.

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