NS9960 : Welcome to West Mains

taken 3 years ago, near to Loganlea, West Lothian, Great Britain

Welcome to West Mains
Welcome to West Mains
Information about the West Mains Woodlands and the Lowland Crofting Project.
Lowland Crofting Project West Mains Farm
This project, confined to West Lothian, was started in 1994 to allow the development of very low density rural housing and woodland development, by dividing up poorer-quality farms to provide a small number of rural homesteads and, in bleaker areas in need of restoration, pleasant well-wooded landscapes. The scheme applied to whole farms of 40-80 ha [the size of a typical West Lothian small farm], and was essentially intended to be for self-build projects LinkExternal link . This handbook is undated, but it was produced ca 2005, and at the time of publication thirteen schemes had been approved. The houses built so far do not look like the normal crofting dwellings that one sees in the north of Scotland. The West Mains Crofts project covers four kilometre squares centred on NT000610.
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 16 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Village, Rural settlement 
Place (from Tags)
West Lothian  West Mains 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9964 6009 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:49.4153N 3:36.2085W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9964 6009
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Other Tags
Information Board  Lowland Crofting  Woodland 

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