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Save the Slug

25 Signatures Goal: 500

The Slug of Auchrannie is a beautiful waterfall in the Den of Airlie located 2km downstream of Reekie Linn. The den is a National Nature Reserve and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is of international importance for the protection of rare plants such as river lichen jelly, some mosses and liverworts. That is unfortunately about to change forever. There has been a planning application submitted to create a hydro-scheme by excavating a 4 metre diameter tunnel for a pipe several hundred metres long which will divert water from the waterfall to a turbine to create electricity. A concrete weir will be built across the top of this magnificent waterfall lessening its flow to a trickle. The construction will take at least a year, destroy its’ scenic beauty and kill many rare plants and native trees. The electricity created will contribute to the Government’s green agenda. However, for all the blight and destruction caused in this nature reserve, only 2MW of power will be produced – the equivalent of a single large wind turbine. Many walkers come here and we believe it’s just too great a cost for the very small amount of green energy produced by this hydro-scheme. To view application on-line visit www.angus.gov.uk (The Planning Application number is 12/00874/EIAL). If you feel The Slug is worth saving and object to this application, please sign the petition.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jul 08, 2015
    Jul 08, 2015
    I grew up above the Slug, and know the area extremely well, having explored it thoroughly over the years. This scheme is sheer madness. The terrain they would have to go through would be damaged, the walls of the den are very easily damaged and there have been a number of landslips over the years. The habitat is so precious, because it is hardly walked through, it is truly wild in places. There are glow worms, peregrine falcons, otters, roe deer I know I've seen them all.
  • Bebe
    Bebe United Kingdom, March
    Apr 15, 2014
    Apr 15, 2014
    it doesnt really matter if walkers go there or not. Surely this is a joke?
  • Pauline Dewis
    Pauline Dewis United Kingdom
    Apr 15, 2014
    Apr 15, 2014
    As one of the few remnants of the caledonian forrest, such destruction for a very small energy outcome is outrageous even in thought form and most definitely should not be allowed to become a reality!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr 14, 2014
    Apr 14, 2014
    For arguments supporting the goal of this petition, Peter Singer's chapter on "Environmental Ethics" from his book: Practical Ethics, can be useful
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    william gillespie
    2 years ago
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    Angela Stevenson
    2 years ago
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    Bebe
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    Pauline Dewis
    2 years ago
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    caitlin jenkins
    2 years ago
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    Matthew Watson United Kingdom
    2 years ago
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    Jess Ramm
    3 years ago
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    schreuder France
    3 years ago
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    Orlando J Baez United States
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    schreuder France
    3 years ago
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    Dave Smith United Kingdom
    3 years ago
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    Emily Fagan United States
    4 years ago
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    George Watson United Kingdom
    4 years ago
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    Elaine Marsden United Kingdom
    4 years ago
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    Moira Pattullo United Kingdom
    4 years ago
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