The historic Culloden battlefield proposed housing site

February 18, 2015

david tolmieedinburgh, United Kingdom

Letter to

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs Fiona hislop

First Minister SCOTTISH MINISTERS

Stop the proposed development of homes to be built within 400 metres of Culloden Battlefield

The historic Culloden battlefield where soldiers fought for their country and lost their lives is under threat with a proposed housing development within 400 metres of the historic location.

Culloden battlefield was the location of the last pitched battle fought on British soil. It was where Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Young Pretender, and his Jacobite Army were defeated by government forces on 16 April 1746, ending his claim to the British throne and claiming more than 2,000 lives.

The development is currently being considered despite being rejected by the local authority Highland Council last year. But the Scottish Government has upheld an appeal by the developers, Inverness Properties.

The whole site is a burial ground for many soldiers from all the countries that make up the UK as well as other countries who perished there during that bloody battle and it should be treated as sacred ground in their memory.

As a proud Scotsman, I would be ashamed if Holyrood let this go ahead. It is important that they know the strength of feeling and utter disgust at even the possibility of this happening.

For full details of the development and campaign go to

Their website, with links to our Facebook and Twitter pages http://stopcullodendevelopment.weebly.com/

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