Lanarkshire and Lothian Soaring Club

Paraglider over Tinto South

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Welcome to the Lanarkshire and Lothian Soaring Club (LLSC) Website. We're an amateur club for hang glider and paraglider pilots in the Lanarkshire, Lothian and central belt areas of Scotland, UK. We are affiliated to the national body, the BHPA.

 

Lambing and Nesting Season General Precautions

Unless otherwise stated 1st April to 31st May

For sites with no specific agreements or LLSC site descriptions. Fly sensibly and try not to frighten livestock. Avoid scraping low down if there are sheep about. Try to land in fields free of sheep if possible.

Around Tinto generally there are no restrictions. Use your common sense.

Broughton is not usually a problem but you can check with the farmer when you pay your parking fees.

For Dungavel LLSC do not have permission from the landowner to use this site and note the sign in the bottom field.

Abington sites are CLOSED until further notice.

The north side of the Fintry hills have been sensitive in the past. The general rule here is not to land in fields with sheep during the lambing period. There are many good landing fields and rough pasture areas not occupied by sheep. If in doubt land further up the hill. Don't scrape above livestock. Some of the farms now have horses in paddocks. Please give these a wide berth at all times and avoid overflying the farm buildings and paddocks.

No problems at the Campsies as there are no sheep now just newly planted trees.

Ochils sites are generally not a problem just use your common sense and try to land away from livestock.

Club members sometimes fly from Meall an t Seallaidh above Balquhidder which is split between several different landowners. One of the farmers at Balquhidder is extremely sensitive to paragliders at lambing time. There are a huge number of landing options in this area where there are no sheep. Please don't be tempted to land on the nice green pastures near the village even if it looks clear of sheep.

There are sensitive bird nesting sites in some areas. Particularly Glen Affric. Check the Nature Scot website here  if you are venturing into the highlands.  

If you have a problem at an LLSC site could you please let the LLSC sites officer know.

 

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If you want to contact us, go to the Club / About page to see who might be most appropriate for your needs - here. If you are a member and want to contact the Coaches, go here

Membership for 2022 is now open - to join please go here

 

 Abington sites are CLOSED until further notice.

 

If you have a problem at an LLSC site could you please let the LLSC sites officer know.