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Fishing – Taylor argues for review of Outdoor Access Code

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Fishery boss Bill Taylor (pictured) has launched a social media campaign which is fast gaining momentum as anglers face camping, fires, parking problems and issues with swimmers and paddle boarders at Scottish reservoirs.The initiative...

Make your vote count on Pentlands urges councillor

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A concerned councillor urged people to take part in an online survey which could help decide future developments in the Pentland Hills.Council bosses have proposed plans which include a campsite and parking charges after...

Camping site and warden planned for Harlaw Reservoir

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The public are being asked to comment on plans to create more parking and a formal camping area in the Pentland Hills at Harlaw Reservoir near Balerno.The move follows a summer which has been...

Fishing – Loganlea closed for season after family bereavement

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Bosses at Loganlea Trout Fishery have decided to end the current season now due to a shock family bereavement.Karen and Iain Jack posted a short notice on the fishery Facebook portal which read: "Due...

Fishing – new booking rule at Glencorse Reservoir for next season

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Glencorse Reservoir boss Bill Taylor has been forced to bring in a new rule for next season which will open on March 25 and run until October 10.Day sessions will be Tuesday to Sunday...

Fishing – over 20 fish in one morning session at Harlaw

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One angler had a real red-letter day at Harlaw. He caught and released 21 fish in a morning session and his big haul came a few days after re-stocking, writes Robert Ross (pictured left),...

Fishing – good catches at Harlaw but concern over social conduct

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The fishing at Harlaw and Threipmuir in the past week started well then, as the warm weather and bright sun conditions arrived, fishing became more challenging, writes Robert Ross, a director of Malleny Angling...

Balerno Inn to be ‘heart of the community’

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Ben Watson was a former pupil of Balerno High School and he has returned to the village to open an addition to the eating options at the gateway to The Pentlands. The Ratho resident saw...

Fishing – keep what you catch at Loganlea

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Loganlea owner Karen Jack has brought back her any method ticket which will run from Monday, October 14 until Sunday, November 3, weather permitting. You keep what you catch at Loganlea (pictured) and the cost...

Fishing – Malleny Angling bid to hook more fishermen

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Jim McComb, chairman of Malleny Angling, hopes to build on the success of the club’s annual open day.A steady stream of people viewed the tackle, old fishing equipment and fly tying displays and many...

Fishing – popular drop-in fishing taster has new attraction

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Hooked on Harlaw, a drop-in fishing taster, is back in June and this time it will feature an exhibition of antique fishing tackle. Sean Williams, a regular angler at Harlaw and Threipmuir, will be exhibiting...

Fishing – Harlaw water level forces price cut

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Bosses at Harlaw and Threipmuir reservoirs have cut the price of permits until the end of the season.The move by Malleny Angling Association comes after a drastic fall in the water level.Alan Holbrook, the...

Fishing – new coverts are hooked on Harlaw

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The Hooked on Harlaw initiative proved to be a great success with a number of possible new converts to the sport.The event showcased equipment, casting and fly tying demonstrations and a free trout BBQ.It...

Fishing – solo angler Chris a Pairs winner

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Trout fisherman Chris Melville went from a low to a high in the space of 24 hours.The 44-year-old chef phoned his partner on Saturday night only to be told that he was working.But the...

Fishing – Glencorse, a stunning venue for quality trout

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Background: Glencorse RSV is one of the most stunning locations for trout fishing in the Lothians and it is only 15 minutes from Edinburgh. It is situated at the foot of the Pentland Hills...

Council budget – Caring is a top priority

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Councillor Ricky Henderson, Convener of the Health, Social Care and Housing Committee, concentrates here on his priority of ensuring there is enough money to go round to look after those who need some kind of...

Pentland Outdoor Centre being built at Hillend

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£3 million Pentland Outdoor Centre is now under construction on the site of the former hotel. ·         Craigdon Mountain Sports are building a flagship retail outlet ·         Graham + Sibbald now seeks operator for exciting café/restaurant...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Bill Henderson

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Bill Henderson is the SNP candidate for Pentland Hills Ward. He told The Reporter:-"I was born in Edinburgh and live in Balerno. I am married with 4 children all of whom were educated at Balerno...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Stuart Bridges

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Stuart Bridges is the Scottish Liberal Democrats candidate for Pentland Hills Ward. He studied economics at Edinburgh University and is a Chartered Secretary by profession. He has worked in financial services for over twenty years...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Phyl Meyer

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Phyl Meyer is the Green Party candidate for Pentland Hills Ward.Phyl is a former student activist who has since worked in various roles in the charity sector, mainly supporting and managing volunteers and providing training...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Ronald Cairns

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Ronald Cairns is the SNP candidate for Drumbrae/Gyle ward.Cairns was the SNP councillor for Pentland Hills ward in the last administration. He has also been the vice convener of the Culture and Leisure Committee.Contact...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Sheila Low

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Sheila Low is standing as Conservative candidate in the Pentland Hills Ward."She also stood in both the Westminster and Holyrood elections and fought good campaigns and received excellent press."She is married with four children...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Dominic Heslop

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Dominic Heslop, has been selected to succeed respected veteran councillor Alastair Paisley as the Conservative candidate for the Pentland Hills ward. The diverse ward stretches from Ratho and Balerno through to Currie and Juniper Green and in to Clovenstone and Kingsnowe. Dominic,...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Ricky Henderson

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Ricky Henderson is standing as Labour Candidate for the Pentland Hills Ward. Henderson has been a Councillor in Edinburgh since 1999, previously representing the Parkhead ward until being elected to the Pentland Hills ward in...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Mike Professor Pongoo Ferrigan

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Mike Ferrigan is an Independent candidate for Pentland Hills Ward. Mike Coordinated the Vigil for a Scottish Parliament which lasted 24/7 for 5 years at the foot of Calton Hill and created the sister organisation...

Recent Thefts in the Pentlands

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Opportunist thiefs at large in the Pentlands. Golfing, climbing and skiing may be the primary activities that come to mind when thinking of the Pentland Hills, but now there is another: thefts from parked cars. Celia...

Photography competition

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Do you feel inspired by the beauty of the Pentland Hills? If so, you should enter the biennial Pentland Inspirations Art and Photographic competition.This is a competition aimed at encouraging visitors to...

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