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Gillies Hill is in danger of being changed forever. Gillies Hill is where Robert the Bruce placed his sma' folk or ghillies before calling them down in a decisive moment on the second day of the Battle of Bannockburn ensuring a victory for the Scots in 1314. The Hill also contains two Iron Age forts, early 19th century lime-kilns, a myriad of limestone tunnels; and the ruins of Polmaise Castle, the last of the homes of the Murrays of Touchadam, the local lairds for 600 years. But, most of all, it's where I've called home for the past twenty three years.
700 years since the invaders from the south were driven out, Gillies Hill faces new invaders in the form of Patersons Quarries Ltd. who are planning to reactivate and expand the old Murrayshall Quarry thus impacting on the recreational value of the hill; the character of the community; the view of the hill from the surrounding countryside; the neighborhoods and parks along the HGV route to the M9; and the wildlife, historical trees, and flora.
I live on Gillies Hill itself and could not imagine life without the woodland I grew up in and am surrounded by every day.
This will drastically affect not only those in the Cambusbarron area, but those in the surrounding Stirling area!
For more information, PLEASE click the link in my instagram bio (it has been converted to a tiny URL by myself as it was over 270 characters long!) & if you can, PLEASE sign the petition!
You DO NOT need to be in the Stirling area to sign the petition! I would appreciate absolutely anyone's support! I know I have a lot of vegan/vegetarian followers who, at the very least, will be concerned about the wildlife! (red squirrels, pine martens, badgers, peregrine falcons, and three species of bats)
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post & thank you again if you've signed this petition - it means absolutely everything to my family & I, as well as the people of Cambusbarron ❤ #cambusbarron #stirling #stirlingshire #gillieshill #savegillieshill #polmaisewoods #polmaisecastle #robertthebruce #thebattleofbannockburn #1314 #historicscotland #historicaltrees #ironageforts #limekilns