The monthly run in the Pentland followed a very traditional route from Hillend, over Caerketton, Alliermur and Castlelaw before returning via Alliemuir and Caerketton. On the path from Caerketton to Alleiumuir we came across a wooden post, which had been buried in the ground, which has been inscribed, “JG 1950”. No one on the run had seen this post before, which would tend to suggest that it has been recently buried in the ground. Does anyone know what the memorial commemorates?
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:51:44 +0000
8th February 2010
Monthly Sunday Pentlands Run
Good Evening Graham
I read with interest the article under the above heading on your website as it was me who did this. I have been walking in the Pentlands for many years and in fact managed to get myself up to where this is on Tuesday. A lot slower than I used to be able to do.
I do not know why but I was talking about this with my work colleagues today and decided to see if there was anything on the internet. Lo and behold there was something there!! You will realise it is not in commemoration, but I suppose will be eventually, it was something I wanted to do as a way of leaving my mark on the Pentlands before I shuffle off this mortal coil!! LOL!!!
It was made on an old fence post that I found situated where it is all I did was to hammer the nails in to make my mark.
Thanks to your guys for putting it on the internet and if you could try and keep it clear of any rubbish so that other people can see it and ask the same question.
I have told my friends about it and asked them to do the same, keep it clear that is, whenever they decide to take a walk up.
By the way my name is Jack Gordon born on the 17th June 1950 a Niddrie boy, yes Niddrie, born and bred and glad to have lived my life in Edinburgh and walked round all of the hills that Edinburgh has to offer.
I have attached a picture with my mark on the cliffs at Cove, East Lothian and two of me to frighten you!!! One taken on Craiglockhart Hill and the other in caves out at Beescraig…