RE Webcams section. The Nevisport website appears to be not active. The Cairngorm ski area cameras are not displayed.
Otherwise, 10 for this page!
April 20, 2009
Thanks for the heads up therel; both sites seem to have had updates since this pages' code was written. Links have now been updated!
Excellent page, there's some great info in there but why have you put Badenoch and Lochaber with the Grampians? or have I missed the boat here?
maybe sub-ranges may be an idea?
Hi. How you doing? You may find
>this link from the forum helpful in the reasoning behind why we done what we done.
The discussion prior to this might explain the thinking also.
Hope this helps.
Thanks very much, just trying to get my bearings, new to the site...
No worries, sorry, what exactly is your question? I'm a little unclear.
Why have you not given Lochaber and Badenoch seperate pages as opposed to placing them together with the Grampians. I see them as both seperate mountainous and geological areas.
We wanted to create an overarching page that would cover the whole of the central Scotland i.e. that area south of the Great Glen and north of the Southern Uplands, of which Lochaber (at least in part) and Badenoch, are a part of. According to most definitions, they are certainly not separate from the Grampians, although Lochaber is also part of the Northwest Highlands.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Lochaber and Badenoch aren't really geological entities, like say the Cairngorms or the Ben Nevis Range are, but administrative units. Our sub-areas are loosely based on those of the SMC, but largely take their boundaries from actual geological formations and regimes that best represent the topography of the landscape. A great deal of discussion went into the placement of these boundaries, and in some areas boundaries are not definite, but 'fuzzy', something that's difficult to map in this way. Partly because of this, and partly because of matters of consistency, we felt that administrative areas or boundaries were too rigid to be used on a page such as this.
As Stephen suggests, check out the forum discussion for more info, it should give you an idea of where we are coming from with this.
Ah... now i do understand that the logic of that
cheers and keep up the good work on Scotland's mountain pages!
Under 'External Links' and 'Mountain Conditions' could you please update the URL for West Coast Mountain Guides to:
Does anyone have a shape file for the Grampians and/or Sub-ranges such as that one used within "The Sub-ranges of the Grampian Mountains" picture on this page? I would love to get my hands on one.
Thanks in advance.
I used MapInfo to create these maps so MapInfo Tabs exist, but not Shape Files.
I'm afraid however that the files are all on my desktop hard drive which is currently packed up in storage. I've recently moved house (to the Cairngorms funnily enough) and I'm afraid it's going to stay there until I'm out of rented accommodation and into my own place... which may be some time.
I would happily provide it if I get it out before then though.
What do you intend to use it for by the way?