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Underground Cable wanted

GLS have just successfully completed a contract for the MOD at Eastriggs, Dumfriesshire raising significant funds for the organisation. Between now and next year when contracts with the MOD start again we are  looking to carry out work in the private sector.

If you are a Farmer, Land owner or House Builder or you simply own land that is ex MOD, there could be considerable valuable underground assets that have lain undetected for years which, if not removed can sometimes lead to the cause of a pathway of contamination.

GLS would be delighted to carry out a no-cost survey and on the discovery of any assets may be in a position to offer a credit.

If you would like to talk to us or are unsure of what you may have, do call one of our team on 01620 880207 or email: We would be delighted to hear from you.

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Eastriggs completion

glsGilmerton Land Services are delighted to announce that the decommissioning  of the MOD Munitions depot at Eastriggs near Gretna Green is now successfully completed.

Thank you to all of those who contacted us regards the railway lines which are now all sold.

Keep checking our site for new projects.

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Narrow Gauge update

Apologies to those of you hoping to have confirmation today of access to the site at Eastriggs.

Unfortunately we are still at the mercy of  Health and Safety and it is not likely to be until the middle of nest week at the earliest now, possibly the week after. However as soon as we know we will announce.

Keep checking the blog and thanks everyone for your patience!

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Narrow Gauge Railway: Access Update.

Hi Everyone.


Unfortunately due to Health and Safety Issues access to the site at Eastriggs has been postponed until week beginning 22/02/2016. Apologies to those who were hoping to collect this week.

Will keep you updated on any further developments.

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Narrow Gauge Railway. Update on access


As promised here is an update on status of the Railway lines at Eastriggs. We are hoping to allow access from the week beginning 15th February. But will confirm nearer the time. Many thanks for your patience Guys…..


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Re: Sale of Narrow Gauge Railway line.

GLS would like to say thank you to everyone who has been in contact regards the sale of the Narrow Gauge Railway lines. Special thanks to Steve @ for posting the ad on his site. Apologies to those of you I have not got back to directly. We have been overwhelmed with interest regards this sale.

To clarify:

  • 25 miles narrow Gauge track available.
  • Not possible to use rolling stock on it (this is not permitted by the MOD)
  • All line turn-offs, bolts, lines : All metal involved in this infrastructure is for sale at £120.00 per tonne
  • VAT is charged where applicable
  • Minimum quantity per customer: 5 tonnes.
  • Buyer to uplift and remove all material.
  • We will be available on site for weighing only as we have a weighbridge on site.
  • Wooden Sleepers for sale. Realistic offers will be accepted.
  • No sleepers to be left on the ballast if only rails are removed. To be tidily put aside so as to keep access clear and safe.
  • Will post week beginning 08/02/16 when convenient to view on site. Hopefully should get clearance by then.Watch this space.
  • We would prefer if all interested parties could contact each other direct and arrange between yourselves to share resources.
  • I will be emailing you all later today with further info.
  • We suggest one basic method statement and risk assessment (RAMS)  to cover  all interested parties (not individual) so if all agree it keeps simple
  • Any further enquiries contact either myself: David on 07836 753753 or Charles Jaholke: 07831 261236

🚉Many thanks again for all you interest and I look forward to working with you.🚂

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FOR SALE: 20 miles: narrow gauge railway line to include 250 turnouts

Gilmerton Land Services are currently decommissioning the MOD Munitions depot at Eastriggs near Gretna Green. We are able to offer for sale:

  • 25 miles of 2ft 35lb per yard narrow gauge railway line to include: 250 Turnouts (90% of line is with new steel sleepers, 10% is wood)
  • Installed between 1990-2007
  • Offers in excess of £100.00 per ton (weighbridge on site)
  • Situated at the former Munitions storage depot: Eastriggs near Carlisle
  • Exceptional condition hardly used
  • Closing date for offers end February 2016 (after this date all will be scrapped)
  • To be uplifted by end of July 2016
  • Buyer to uplift


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Interested parties contact: David Kinloch: Mob 07836 753 753
Stuck in the mud!
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GLS get that sinking feeling!

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GLS got that sinking feeling as one our of 25-ton Liebherr 906 excavator got bogged down at Eastriggs Cumbria!

A further 906 excavator was needed in a six-hour rescue operation after one of our diggers was submerged in a 50sq metre peat bog.  A desperate attempt by the driver to free the excavator was made but he was forced to abandon it. Luckily we managed to retrieve it the next day by laying a road and covering the surrounding areas in 25 tonnes of steel matting previously reclaimed from the site to create a road strong enough to hold the weight of the digger. Thanks to the expert work of Stuart from Rutherfords of Coldstream the next day  we were able to retrieve it, very dirty but unscathed!


New Website
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New GLS Website

GLS are very excited to announce the launch of our new website. Check out our new site name: www.brownfieldsiteSolutions. Featuring some of our most challenging and interesting case studies.



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