Save Gillies Hill, together with Cambusbarron Community Council, will hold a public meeting at 7pm on 2nd May 2014 in the Community Centre to discuss what it will mean to you if this planning application is successful.
For example ....
The increased lorry traffic, especially on the routes to school, the noise and vibration from the blasting, the restrictions in use of Gillies Hill for recreation, the potential permanent damage to the environment.
This would include the habitat of some of our protected species such as red squirrels, pine martens and peregrine falcons, together with the destruction of areas of ancient woodland.
Some of that woodland was where Bruce stationed his ghilles, or camp-followers before the Battle and from where they are said to have descended the Hill onto the battlefield, seen by the English as reinforcements. All will play a part in our discussion.
We hope to be able to give details of a guest speaker nearer the time of the meeting. Watch the notice board.
This is important to you and your children, so please come to the meeting and support us in our efforts to combat this threat to our community.
The quarry operator plans to have a ‘sanitised’ walk-in information session in early May, but we need as many residents as possible to be fully aware of the real issues behind this proposal, and tell the quarry operator clearly that the re-activation of Murrayshall Quarry is not wanted by this community.