Please continue to enjoy the reservoirs for walking, cycling and jogging but we would ask you to respect others and leave at least a two-metre space when you are passing.
The farm buildings and cottages at Barrachan have been left to deteriorate for many years and have become a focus for antisocial behaviour. Negotiations are continuing between Scottish Water and adjoining landowners to come up with a solution to access issues which will allow the buildings to be restored for future use.
While some progress has been made on improving the state of the footpaths around the reservoir there is still much to be done. Lovers’ Walk has benefitted from drainage work but other paths are regularly flooded and become a quagmire and barely passable after heavy rain. Discussions are continuing with Scottish Water to carry out remedial work.
The pipeline project associated with the eventual closure of the Burncrooks plant is making slow progress, hindered by bad weather and technical problems. Several paths have been diverted and we look forward to the work being completed and the landscape restored.
Much of the old ironwork such as fencing and reservoir infrastructure has suffered from a lack of maintenance over many years and as a result is rusty, in disrepair and in some cases has become a hazard. We understand Scottish Water is about to embark on a programme of restoration.
Scottish Water have given a commitment to carry out repairs to the historic Commissioners’ Cottage and we look forward to it having a refreshed role in the future of the reservoir.
Scottish Water have embarked on a clean-up programme to remove vegetation from the banks and spillways at Mugdock Reservoir. The original stonework has been restored to its original condition and revealed after being hidden for many years.
Our new noticeboard has been installed near Commissioner’s Cottage and has been attracting lots of attention. We’ve got some preliminary information there for the moment but soon we’ll have more permanent displays. If there’s anything you’d like to see in the noticeboard let us know by email: email@example.com