Petition to Scottish Government

PETITION TO ASK THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT BATTLEFIELD SITES

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has designated 39 significant battlefields as sites worthy of preservation. Local planning authorities may take this into consideration when applications are made for developments on these sites but despite the recommendations of HES, the battlefields are not protected by any legislation enacted by Parliament. We consider that these battlefields are an important part of the national heritage and should be protected by legislation for the benefit of present and future generations.

Consequently Bothwell Historical Society is petitioning the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce legislation to prevent the development on battlefields as listed on Historic Environment Scotland’s Inventory of Historic Battlefields.

If you agree that it is vital that legislation is laid down now before any further inappropriate developments on any of the battlefields as listed on the Inventory of Historic Battlefields then please support our petition. The petition has now “ gone live” on the Scottish Parliament’s website and will be open for gathering signatures and comments until 25 June 2018.

If you wish to support the petition click on  http://www.parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/battlefieldpreservation and sign the online form.

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