A9 Route Opposition
Soldiers of Killiecrankie are opposed to the unnecessary destruction of significant areas of Killiecrankie Battlefieldand & the insensitive siting of two massive lay-bys where over 2,000 men lost their lives three hundred years ago. The 16 minute Killiecrankie Battlefield video made in January 2018 (shown above) by Rulzion Rattray - founding member of Soldiers of Killiecrankie. Rulzion is Jacobite historian who specializing in the Gaelic accounts of the battle in particular. Rulzion explains the issues in detail in January 2018. Since this date Transport Scotland have taken in to account many of the objections, BUT continue to put the battlefield history second to the manual for building dual carriageways. The manual takes precedence over destruction it causes to battlefield history. The lay-bys remain, the destruction of important areas of the battlefield remain. There are better options available.
4th July 2019 - We received a letter from Planning and Environmental Appeals Division of the Scottish Government (down load here) . It says 'Scottish Ministers have decided that a public local inquiry will be held' in to the A9 passing through Killiecrankie Battlefield. A Reporter has been appointed to listen to the complainants. As we understand it the Reporter is some one in the Scottish Government Appeals department, which investigates issues (in this case the A9 going through Killiecrankie Battlefield) and reports back to Scottish Government Ministers with recommendations.
Objection Letters to Transport Scotland (links provided to each document):-
14th August 2019 - Outline Statement to the Reporter who is chairing the Public Enquiry in to the A9 and Killiecrankie Battlefield
27th November 2018 - The Soldiers of Killiecrankie objection letter to the modifications to the proposed new A9 carriageway.
22nd January 2018 - The Soldiers of Killiecrankie objection letter to Transport Scotland explaining why we believe they have chosen the wrong route through the battlefield.
20th January 2018 - Soldiers of Killiecrankie oppose chosen A9 route through Killiecrankie Battlefield. (Courier Newspaper)
23rd January 2018 - Will Killiecrankie Battlefield be destroyed by A9 for future generations? (Courier Newspaper)
23rd January 2019 - READ Historic Environment Scotland's objection to proposed route chosen through the battlefield (remember to click on button at the bottom of the page - look at "5.3.1 Our Recommendations" in particular).
24th January 2018 - Historic Environment Scotland Object to A9 plans by Transport Scotland. (Scotsman)
26th January 2018 - Brakes applied to Battlefield Plans (Daily Record)
13th March 2018 - 'Perth and Kinross Matters: Battle lines drawn over historic site' (Courier).
7th May 2018 - "A9 Public Inquiry to be heard over dualling plans for battlefield" (Courier).
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