Thursday, 18 June 2009

Hell on Wheels is off for a pie and a pint. Back soon.

You can find me here in the meantime:
VC Moulin

Sunday, 31 May 2009

what's going on?

been a couple of weeks since my last update and it's been busy-busy-busy.

commissairing at laggan sxc
mr and mrs ross's wedding
last day at work
a pumping at the edinburgh nocturne

looking forward to a little bit of down time. the weather is set fairly fair, so plan is mainly drinking coffee in the back garden and bike riding this week, before heading down to bristol bike fest next weekend.

before i go, a little music.

Friday, 15 May 2009

more music

edit: was listening to this last night trying to remember what i'd seen it used for. settled on an advert or something. but it was better than that. much better.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Friday, 8 May 2009

the poor dears

Carron Valley Development Group
Forestry Commission Scotland
Carron Valley Development Group
Forestry Commission Scotland
Carron Valley Development Group
Forestry Commission Scotland

Well hello there friends. I'm glad you could join us. A particularly warm welcome to those reading at Silvan House (or is it Inverness)?

It would appear that some of the images linked from in this post caused a little upset to Forestry Commission Scotland. So much so that someone went crying to teacher (see point 32) and used it as an example of why Forestry Commission Scotland were correct in refusing CVDG access to information requested in the summer of 2007.

To fill you in on the background - a number of information requests were made following the Mysterious Case of the Project Initiation Document (which aimed to put the plans of the Carron Valley Partnership to Forestry Enterprise Scotland's board for approval). As CVDG was a group of volunteers with day jobs, the requests were split between members of the group to ensure that no individual member was lumbered [sorry] with all of the work.

All of these requests were knocked back by Forestry Commission Scotland as vexatious or persistent under section 14 of the Freedom of Information Act. Members of the group then set about the long process of appealing this decision to the relevant bodies. Additionally, a request that I made directly to the Scottish Government was apparently passed to Forestry Commission Scotland, although was then passed back to the Scottish Government for them to knock back.

Embarrassingly for Forestry Commission Scotland (and the Scottish Government), all of the cases that were referred to the Scottish Information Commissioner or the Information Commissioners Office found in favours of members of CVDG.

I like to think of Hell-on-Wheels as a friendly talking shop, so if anyone from Forestry Commission Scotland happens to be reading and would like to comment then feel free to use the facilities provided using the comment page . If you're shy and would like to raise a point / apologise in private then please get in touch by email*.

* although I'll post anything funny here...

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

atlantic IPA and pretty pictures

brew dog are rapidly becoming my favourite scottish brewers -their punk ipa is my current house beer

check johanna basford's amazing label design for their atlantic ipa!


Wednesday, 1 April 2009

rock hard

the eagles of death metal rocked glasgow. if you get the chance, go see 'em.

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