Culloden homes bid protesters vow to fight on
Campaigners yesterday vowed to fight on despite Highland councillors approving details of a controversial housing development near Culloden battlefield.
Group Stop Development at Culloden (GSDC) has waged an emotional fouryear campaign against the 16-home development at Viewhill.
GSDC spokeswoman Carolyn Seggie said campaigners were bitterly disappointed by the decision and would leave no stone unturned in exploring other legal avenues to challenge the development.
Ms Seggie, an impassioned follower of Jacobite history, said: “Quite apart from the national and international importance of the site, there is important evidence that the part of the battlefield now known as Viewhill was heavily involved in the action, more than likely the fleeing Jacobite troops were pursued by the government soldiers and shot there.
“We will go back and discuss this with our legal adviser and I’m certain we’ll have further action to take in this case.”
Allan Rae, land director of Kirkwood Homes, said: “This will allow us to sustain existing jobs and grow our presence in the Highlands.
“We will now be on site at Viewhill this autumn with the first homes occupied in the spring.”