Marchers protest at bat­tle­field house site

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - NEWS -

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

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