I recently met with some of the Culloden Battlefield protesters outside the parliament along with Rhoda Grant MSP
A 16 unit housing development is being proposed at Viewhill, just 400 meters from the Battlefield Enclosure. The development was opposed by Highland Council and the National Trust Scotland. The National Trust for Scotland and Highland Council are concerned that the proposal has the potential to affect the character if the battlefield conversation area by interrupting the open views and increasing the visual and physical intrusion development into the battlefield.
Colloden is more than a battlefield – it is a sacred Scottish Water Grave and should be respected as such. It is an iconic Scottish landmark of national and international importance.
I welcome the fact that over 74,000 people have signed a petition to stop the housing development. You can sign the petition here.
If you would like to find out more information regarding the Culloden Battlefield you can visit their website here.