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Scottish Coal have just announced 450 redundancies in the company, taking the workforce down to 300, a closure of its headquarters and the mothballing or closure of all but two of its 9 mines in Scotland. The company has said: “in the absence of new investment and urgent stakeholder support there is a high probability […]

In a little publicised parliamentary debate earlier this month, SNP MSPs Adam Ingram and Fergus Ewing (Energy Minister) chose sides – and needless to say they chose the mining companies and not the communities who have to put up with them. Adam Ingram, still stuck in the noughties, claimed that Scotland’s several centuries worth of […]

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Financially doomed Scottish Coal have started the process of opening a new open cast site in Midlothian. Their proposed Cauldhall Open Cast Site, a de facto extension of the Shewington mine they’ve been restoring, will swallow almost 500 ha of land. They hope it will result in a whopping 10m tonnes of coal, most of […]

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