ATTEND GILLIES HILL MEETINGS AND EVENTS (they're always in the local press and posted in the Community Council notice board at Murray Place (link to events page)
VOLUNTEER to help with fundraising, events, meetings, research and data gathering. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 01786-463098
WRITE YOUR LOCAL AND NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND NEWSPAPERS
Cambusbarron Community Council http://www.cambusbarronvillage.com/members.html
Stirling Council http://my.stirling.gov.uk/councillors/index Scottish Parliament http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/msps/177.aspx
Stirling Observer http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/contact-us/
The Herald Glasgow: email@example.com Sunday Herald: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell them what the hill means to you - to Scotland - and to visitors from around the world. Talk about its:
Historical importance: playing a pivotal part in the Battle of Bannockburn; its deeper Iron Age history with the Hill Fort and Dun; the ruined castle/mansion; the lime kilns and spider web of limestone tunnels far beneath.
Biological significance: wildlife habitat (protected bats, red squirrels, pine martens, peregrine falcons, and badgers); classification as a semi-natural Ancient Woodland by the Woodland Trust with the potential to be part of a trans-Scotland wildlife corridor; its trees, not only the native woodland species, but those planted in the 1800s such as the five giant Sequoia at the top of the hill visible from miles around.
Recreational value (hiking, rock climbing, geocaching, and mountain biking).
Viewshed: The magnificent views from the hill; and the fact that it's the first hill to the west seen by visitors to the Castle, and to those driving up the motorway.
Personal value: the quiet, the hill's proximity to Stirling for accessing open space.
E-mail us at email@example.com or by post to: Save Gillies Hill, 1 Thomson Place, Cambusbarron, STIRLING FK7 9PE
Can't join in? Then please help by making a donation by clicking the "Donate" button shown above on the right.
Assume we've won already, because there's been no quarrying.
Leave it to other folk to fight the battle. It's a tough fight, and we need as much help as possible.
Believe we can't win - even given the latest awful threat: we can and we're going to - provided we get support.
Be concerned at the amount of time this battle is taking, or the number of meetings and discussions these require. That is the point: a campaign like this TAKES TIME, and it requires a lot of DISCUSSION and footwork. But again, think of what has genuinely been achieved so far - and the prize ahead.