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About domhall

I have spent the last 15 years juggling careers in education publishing, expedition leadership and safety training. It has involved a careful balancing act of dreams of expedition travel, a love of climbing, walking and the outdoors and the the realities of life - and the later has definitely come off worse. I've run an adventure travel and expedition training business and lived in the sometimes sunny Lake District. Having taken a year out to complete an MSc in Environmental Technology I am now working for The Conservation Volunteers, working on engaging communities in their local green spaces.

Could People Make Glasgow – a National Park City?

Below is a blog written for TCV.  Since moving from London to Glasgow I’ve followed the London National Park City campaign keenly and been really interested to see if there might be interest in the idea in Glasgow – so … Continue reading

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A Personal Post Brexit Manifesto

The moment Boris bobbled his head, stared straight down the camera and declared that June 23rd could be “Our Independence Day” I smirked, at an oversimplified, tub thumping catch phrase that surely everyone would see through.  But my smirk did … Continue reading

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After a long time, a story for our times

After a long time with no blogging, thought I was time for a little story… Johnny lived in a beautiful house, with his loving parents. Sunlight trickled through the net curtains and bathed the living room in a warm, golden … Continue reading

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Conservation, people and Slovenia

I was recently lucky enough to spend a week in Slovenia on an Erasmus+ learning programme to exchange ideas about the protection of natural heritage – below are a few thoughts about what I learnt – and it starts with … Continue reading

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A call for a Greener Green Party

Over the years I have generally failed to vote, sometimes through apathy, sometimes organisational failure, but mainly through a strong and unshiftable feeling that no political party in any way represented a future that I supported. Over the last few … Continue reading

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Erecting fences and divided visions for our national parks

In a week when I was inspired to see the passion and energy coming out of the Re-imagine London Event as part of the campaign to make London a National City park, an age old argument is re-emerging in another … Continue reading

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What would a ‘National Park City’ be?

This blog was written for and first appeared on the Glasgow City National Park website.  To see the original and find out more about a National Park in Glasgow see the website. I am excited about the idea of National … Continue reading

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