Congratulations to Jamie Wardley for producing this fantastic sand sculpture – there for just a little while then lost beneath the incoming tide. (This picture courtesy of blueriverstudios)
You can see another one here – and read what it was all about. But to cut a long story short, this creative event drew attention to the fragile natural environment threatened by the development of a new coal-fired power station at Hunterston (here’s an earlier post and some more information).
We believe that this proposal is the wrong option as it will deliver a double whammy to Scotland’s environment – damage to an important wildlife site and the cranking up of carbon dioxide emissions.
I have to admit to a certain amount of envy at these great images in the sand. Years ago, as part of another campaign, I managed to organise 1200 people standing in the letters S.S.S.I in the middle of Morecambe Bay only for the light aircraft carrying the BBC and a photographer to fail to find us – and there’s only so long you can keep 1200 amused and standing still!
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I really feel for you on the plane issue, Andre! But we were lucky enough to get our photos through a chap called Nigel King who had a fantastic little model plane with a camera attached that was bungied into the sky with huge elastic bands. What a sight! Thanks again to him and our sand artists Jamie, Jo and Andy, and to all the many many volunteers who were on the beach from far too early in the morning!! You all did a cracking job. Read more about the event here: www.eveningtimes.co.uk/.../sandstorm-of-protest-as-power-station-row-grows-1.1057986
I hope this power station does not go ahead. Why must we always hear the phrase "this project creates X number of jobs" - but at what cost to the environment. The damage is permanent and cannot be repaired once started. The same can be said about the Lydd Airport development. Any news on this?
I hope you’ve been following the Hunterston saga on these posts over the last year. In common with
Saving nature is what we do – and one of the most pressing challenges has always been to ‘protect
I've been reflecting on a week when our climate and the impact we are having on it has been very much in the news.
So it was with huge relief when I heard from colleagues in Scotland that we had reached a huge milestone in the campaign to stop the development of coal-fired power station at Hunterston on the Clyde. It’s been a campaign that we’ve followed throughout the two years I’ve been contributing to this blog ( here’s an earlier post ).
The milestone was the unanimous rejection of the proposal by North Ayrshire Council – this adds an important extra dimension to the 21,000 other objections already submitted (a record for a single application in Scotland) – if you have stepped up and added your voice – thank you!
We still have a long way to go though before we have won this one. Scottish Ministers must now hold a public inquiry before finally deciding on the application. It could be 2013 before we finally get a decision from Ministers.
I’ll keep you posted on progress.
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So the fight against plans for new coal at Hunterson is over. It's been one of the campaigns that