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A new website has been launched that aims to document the lies, deceit and conflict of interest inherent in South Lanarkshire Council’s relationship with Clydesdale communities, and the degree to which they support Scottish Coal above the interests of the people. The website allows people to contribute their stories and information, and has pages on […]

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In what is becoming an all too familiar story in the Douglas Valley, South Lanarkshire Council (SLC) made a determined effort to exclude community members from the Mainshill open cast coal mine liaison meeting earlier this month. With court threats from SLC, the launch of a new anti-opencast action group and the occupation of another […]

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The Beehive Collective are paying a special visit to the Happendon Wood Action Camp next week, and you are invited! When are they visiting and how do I get to the camp? The Beehive Collective are visiting The Happendon Wood Action Camp on Wednesday the 15th of December at 5pm. All are welcome and you […]

from Indymedia Scotland: In the last week of November machines at Mainshill were sabotaged. Twelve machines had hydraulics and electrics cut, these included dumper trucks, fuel tanks, a digger and bulldozers. Mainshill has been operational since spring this year, it is part of Scottish Coal’s programme of open cast mining in the Douglas valley, South […]

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Douglas: Wednesday 8th December, St Brides Centre, 19:30-21:30 map Lesmahagow: Saturday 11th December, Jubilee Hall, 14:30-16:30 map podcast

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After SRG (Scottish Resources Group) pulled out of their IPO (initial public offerings, or stock market flotation) at the last minute in June, and seemed to be delaying until next year, the latest is that they’re putting off plans indefinitely because of value concerns. Palmaris Capital, a major shareholder in SRG revealed that potential investors […]

STOP! Stop The Opencast Plans is a newly-formed action group in South Lanarkshire, set up to oppose Scottish Coal’s plans for new open cast mines in the Douglas and Nethan Valleys. STOP will be hosting two public meetings in Douglas and Lesmahagow to rally opposition the the new plans, allowing local communities to have their […]

Ravenstruther coal rail terminal in South Lanarkshire was brought to a standstill this morning when anti-coal protesters descended on to the site and climbed atop machinery. The coal rail terminal owned by Scottish Coal, is the main loading site for coal from all the open cast coal mines in the Douglas Valley area [1]. The […]

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Digger Diving at Mainshill Open Cast Mine

This week, a group from The Happendon Wood Action Camp (THWAC) entered the site of the Mainshill Open Cast Mine, stopping the transportation of coal off the site. A fully loaded dumper truck was brought to a halt on its way out of the mine’s pit, and protesters climbed aboard. The presence of the 12 […]

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