Marchers protest at battlefield house site
A hundred people turned up to protest yesterday about a controversial housing development on the site of the Battle of Culloden.
The demonstrators, led by four kilted pipers, marched the 800 metres from Culloden Visitor Centre in pouring rain to Viewhill, where Kirkwood Homes are building 16 exclusive luxury four and five-bedroomed homes.
The development is within the boundary of where the main events of the last battle on British soil in 1746 took place.
The march was organised by the Stop Development at Culloden Moor group which has fought a long battle against the project.
Yesterday, the protesters held hands at the site in a show of unity knowing they had fought a losing battle.
Already ground has been cleared and heavy machinery is in place .
Highland Council originally turned down the plan but the Scottish Government Reporter gave the go-ahead and in May Highland Council planners passed the application.
George Kempick, of Stop Development at Culloden Moor, said: “This development going ahead will open the door to others wanting to build on the battlefield. There are five or six in the pipeline already.
“Make no mistake, these houses are built on the battlefield.”
The Battle of Culloden