Horse Trotting Track Development Proposed Adjacent to Bannockburn Memorial Site

Horse Trotting Track proposed next to Battle of Bannockburn Memorial site.

A planning application has been made to Stirling Council for the formation of Horse Trotting Track (Class 11 Assembly and leisure) on land adjacent to the Bannockburn Memorial site. The proposal includes associated drainage and erection of amenity facility for the provision of toilets and including a licensed bar and hot food and drink, and also the formation of competitor and spectator vehicular/footway accesses and parking areas | Land West Of New Line Road And South Of Fairhill Road, Whins Of Milton. Reference Stirling Council

The National Trust for Scotland has responded:

The National Trust for Scotland wishes to strongly object to this planning application due to the adverse effect it would have on a heritage site of national and international importance: the nationally designated Battlefield of Bannockburn, along with the A-listed monuments on the site, and the visitor experience of the site.

Their full letter to Stirling Council
National Trust for Scotland

Mary McCabe, Pensioners for Indy National Co-convenor, is also on the Case.

Whilst at Bannockburn last Saturday, Mary organised a petition against the proposal. She got 140 signatures (as word got around there was a big queue to sign our petition). And she is in contact with Stirling Council and with her own MSP. If you would like to add your name, please contact us using the Contact Us drop down menu at the top of this page. Leave your contact details and Mary will get in touch. Or you can download the petition sheet, collect names, and send it to Stirling Council.

Horse Trotting Racer
Trotting racer

A Directive has been issued by Scottish Government giving them power to intervene in the decision-making process.

We are very pleased to hear about this directive. It means that should Stirling Council be minded to grant permission for this to go ahead, they have to notify the Scottish Government. ScotGov can then call in the proposal to further consider its impact. And they have the powers to stop the development going ahead.

Bannockburn march & Rally. Pensioners for Independence. Scottish Independence Podcasts

Bannockburn March & Rally

Bannockburn for the March!

Some of us were at Stirling for the March & Rally last Saturday. It wasn’t a big march. AUOB reckoned maybe 1500. It was a very friendly get together with plenty of chat and plenty of stalls. The team from our Greater Glasgow Group were on the march with their new large banner. And others from the group had gone straight to the ground to get the stall ready.

Here’s a video of the marchers entering the grounds. You’ll maybe see yourself! thanks to the IndyPodcasters for the video!