Guest piece by James Woods. (Photograph: Broken Cross, South Lanarkshire) I recently, well kind of recently, went along to the Scottish Opencast Communities Alliance (SOCA) conference in Glasgow on the 23rd of April. I had been involved a small bit in anti-opencast activism and have family from New Cumnock, so I had a little insight […]

Banks has to mothballed its Rusha opencast coal mine in West Lothian! There will only be one opencast coal mine in Scotland operating. Scotland’s last coal fired power station, Longannet, closed in March 2016. Hunterston coal terminal has been clearing its stockpiles. Campaigners welcome the changes but are fighting for sites to be remediated. The […]

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Dirty Coal Tour in Scotland
September 25, 2014

Glasgow: Wednesday 29th October, 17:00-19:00 Room 718, Adam Smith Building, University of Glasgow Edinburgh: Thursday 30th October, 18:00-20:00 Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL Glasgow Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1539598392936206/ Edinburgh Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/286553914873586/ Did you know that despite Scotland’s commitments to reducing carbon emissions and promoting climate justice globally, Scotland imported 4 […]

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Scottish Coal ask courts to allow them to walk away from opencast sites as Hargreaves directors set up Restoration Trust on Energy Minister’s behalf Coal Action Scotland media release: for immediate use 24th April 2013 Media contact: media@coalactionscotland.org.uk Scottish Coal ask courts to allow them to walk away from opencast sites as Hargreaves directors set […]

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At 6am on the 15th of December thirty campaigners from Coal Action Scotland together with local residents peacefully blockaded the entrance to the Scottish Coal-operated Ravenstruther coal rail terminal in South Lanarkshire. Scotland’s CO2 emissions are increasing significantly. Because of the burning of coal it will be impossible for Scotland to meet its 80% target […]