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SNP Politicians Welcome Gillies Hill Quarrying Rejection

The Scottish Government Reporter assessing the planning application appeal for further quarrying on the Gillies Hill site in Stirling has rejected the appeal. Gillies Hill is home to an ancient woodland and is said to be the site where Robert the Bruce stationed the Ghillies ahead of the Battle of […]

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SNP MP Demands Answers On The Future Of Historic Site

Stirling SNP MP, Steven Paterson, has demanded that the Leader of the Tory/Labour Administration on Stirling Council finally respond to a Council decision made more than two years ago.

In June 2014, Stirling Council voted unanimously to instruct officials to investigate the feasibility of designating Gillies Hill as a Local Nature Reserve. This decision was followed up by a further such motion in December 2014.

Gillies Hill is a site of both natural significance and historical heritage. As an ancient woodland, it is home to a diverse array of wildlife, and is believed to be the site where Robert the Bruce stationed his Ghillies ahead of the Battle of Bannockburn.

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MP Formally Complains Over Council Inaction On Gillies Hill

Steven Paterson MP speaking

Stirling MP, Steven Paterson, has formally complained to Stirling Council over failure to enact a democratic Council decision from June 2014 relating to Gillies Hill by Cambusbarron, the site of an appealed planning application for renewed quarrying.

The decision in June 2014 was on a motion proposed by Mr. Paterson prior to the General Election, when he was a councillor, and called for a report with detailed options on designating the historic hill a Local Nature Reserve, which would offer it a high degree of protection including from quarrying.

Two years on, no detail on taking forward any designation has been forthcoming, and a planning application has been made and appealed due to non-determination by the Council.

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Gillies Hill Campaign Raised in Westminster

Steven Paterson MP

Steven Paterson MP, SNP representative for Stirling which encompasses the area of Gillies Hill behind Cambusbarron Village, brought up the ongoing issue of proposals to restart quarrying on the hill that have been fiercely opposed by the local community for some years, in the House of Commons today. The video […]

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