Monday, March 06, 2017

Cromarty Rising and friends to hand in petition to Highland Council on Thursday morning (9th March)

Following a highly successful visit to Holyrood in January, Cromarty Rising and 38 Degrees have arranged a petition hand-in event to highlight the ever increasing number of people who fundamentally oppose ship to ship transfers of crude oil in the Moray Firth. 

On 9th March 2017 at 07:30 /08:00 members of the public plan to gather to greet Highland Council elected members as they arrive for the last full meeting before Councillor elections are held on 4th May 2017. This will send a peaceful, visible message showing the strength of feeling of communities and businesses against ship to ship crude oil transfer operations.

Staff from 38 Degrees Scotland will arrange to hand-in the list of signatures, which now stands close to 100,000 making a Westminster debate on transfers of millions of tonnes of crude oil inside a Special Area of Conservation appear inevitable. This is an important part of community involvement in decision-making and will be another major milestone for the campaign which has already seen the first licence application rejected.

38 Degrees and Cromarty Rising continue to raise awareness of the risks of ship to ship transfers. If you have already signed the petition,as many people will have, can you think of one more person who has not yet signed and ask them to do so?

The petition hand-in will take place at 09:00 outside Highland Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness

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