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1.Glensanda Castle, late 15th century Simple, twostorey tower of local granite, originally the stronghold of the Macleans of Kingairloch,who emigrated to Canada c1800 Sited atop a grassy mound looking out to Appin across Loch Linnhe, it was probably abandoned for good c178090

2.Glensanda Quarry, operated by Aggregate Industries, is the largest granite quarry in Europe and the largest quarry in the UK In 2008 Quarry Management featured changes to the drilling and blasting operations at the site, and now, some four years on, an update is timely

3.This is the first time I have heard anyone speak about this quarry A number of persons around Oban work at it and seldom talk about it The work shifts are brought in from Rhu Garbh which is a small port above Benderloch Before retirement I worked in shipping and was involved in the trade It is a very large complex and very low key

4.The Glensanda super quarry is doing its bit to restore native woodland to a nation that has become better known for pine forests The company has planted an initial 14 hectares of broadleaved woodland with the aim of boosting local biodiversity

5.Glensanda Super Quarry In 1976 the UK Government commissioned Sir Ralph Verney to analyse the shortage of aggregates for building The resulting "Verney report" led John Yeoman, Chairman of Foster Yeoman, to the idea of a superquarry situated in a remote location from which stone could be

6.Then scramble up to the quarry road, over a wall, round to the west side of the castle and another scramble up to it It stands on a knoll overlooking the Lynn of Morvern, and then of course you see the Glensanda quarry The only coastal quarry in the UK, the largest granite quarry in Europe, it opened in 1986, and is I fear a blot on the

7.Welcome to Yeoman Link, the website that keeps Foster Yeoman pensioners in touch with each other, and with developments in the quarrying industryAI marks 30 anniversary of first Glensanda shipment It is 30 years since the first shipment left Glensanda Quarry, carried by the Hellespont Monarch to Houston Texas AI managing director

8.Scotland's only large coastal quarry, Glensanda Quarry on Loch Linnhe near Oban in western Scotland, has agreed a long term deal with Alfred McAlpine Plant Services, delivering a fleet of 12 new large quarrying machines plus support equipment to load and haul a minimum of seven million tonnes of granite rock each year

9.Glensanda is the flagship site of construction materials producer and supplier Aggregate Industries, and the largest granite quarry in Europe, exporting to markets all across Northern Europe It has an annual production capacity in excess of 9 million tonnes and a massive 760 million tonnes reserve of granite

10.Threequarters of the workforce at the Glensanda Quarry, near Oban, have now formally lodged grievances with new operators Oban Earth Works over the threat of redundancy and changes to their terms and conditions

11.Glensanda Quarry Location In 56 o 34'N 05 o 32'W On the western shore of Loch Linnhe in the Morvern Peninsula Access No road or rail access the only access is by sea All visitors must come through Yeoman's reception terminal at Rhugh Garbh 10 miles North East of Oban on the A828 main ObanFort William road

12.English: Glensanda Old Norse, the glen of the sandy river was a Viking settlement at the mouth of Glen Sanda on the Morvern peninsula within south west Lochaber, overlooking the Isle of Lismore and Loch Linnhe in the western Highlands of Scotland

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