November 13, 2019 GILLIES HILL UPDATE
We have been informed by Jane Brooks Burnett (Senior Planning Officer, Stirling Council) that it’s likely that no decision on the access track planning application or the ROMP (Review of Old Mineral Permissions) will be made until early 2020.
The access track planning application is for a new access to the quarry from Polmaise Road up the old Hanson’s Folly track (the current 2002 ROMP conditions only allow for a single access to the quarry site).
September 8,2019 - RED SQUIRRELS
To all of you who hike the hill, please considered reporting any sightings of red squirrels you see on Gillies Hill or in the area to this site: https://scottishsquirrels.org.uk/squirrel-sightings/?fbclid=IwAR16rTZlQasAtLhdXBkDwRRTONppJNODCO18bSUQE-N7v3ZOpf7qVf5sxZc
August 13, 2019 – SEVEN SISTERS FIELD
Seven Sisters Field Development - latest word from the Cambusbarron Community Council
Comments to Planning@stirling.gov.uk or Teith House, Kerse Road, Stirling.
You must use/include the words:-
“I OBJECT TO THIS DEVELOPMENT BECAUSE…” in any objection otherwise it will be regarded as a neutral statement and not an objection.
Further information from firstname.lastname@example.org
Cambusbarron Community Council - https://www.facebook.com/Cambusbarron-Community-Council-216254702468722/?ref=br_rs
AUGUST 26, 2019 – CCDT ACQUISITION
GOOD NEWS! The Cambusbarron Community Development Trust has officially purchased 64 hectares of Gillies Hill.
Cambusbarron Community Development Trust is proud to announce that on Tuesday the 20th August we finally completed the purchase of 64 hectares of Gillies Hill, on behalf of the local community. This will allow the community to have an active role in protecting, managing and developing the Hill.
We are very grateful to everyone who has given their money, time and support. Funding from the Scottish Land Fund, Cambusbarron Community Fund, together with a substantial donation from FES Ltd and our Crowdfunding campaign, has made this possible.
Following a negotiation period which started in 2013, our 64 hectares on the north-east side of the hill includes the ruins of Polmaise Castle, the curling ponds, the walled garden and the Dark Woods.
We now look forward to protecting and managing the woodland and we welcome people with relevant skills or an interest in being involved, from the community and beyond, to step forward to support the entirely volunteer led project.