Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Woodland Trust Visit

The Friends have uploaded two Financial articles analysing the developers’ financial claims – this one on “Enabling Development” and this one on Maintenance Costs. Please read if you haven’t caught them already. We will house them with other important articles … Continue reading

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The Friends Examine the Financial Argument 2: Maintenance Costs

The developers maintain that they have to build so much new-build to raise the enormous maintenance costs associated with the listed buildings. There are many problems with this argument and it is disputable whether it is even a valid one … Continue reading

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Fanfare…Another 405 signatures!

Despite some difficulty (well quite a cold and rainy bit of difficulty) with the weather this week, our intrepid volunteers still managed to add another 405 signatures to our petition – bringing us to a grand total of 2448, well … Continue reading

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The Myth of “Enabling Development” at Craighouse

Enabling Development: When does it Enable and when does it Disable a Project? The developers claim that “enabling development” is the answer to maintaining the existing Grade A listed buildings. The Friends have examined the data and not only believe … Continue reading

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Another…wait for it…468 signatures!

What can I say, everyone? An absolutely terrific result this week from the stall and from people handing petitions in to us and other volunteers going door to door. We are now up to 2043 signatures! Absolutely brilliant. I take … Continue reading

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Another 364 signatures!

We only did half a day on the stall this Sat, but were able to add a another 364 signatures to the petition, bringing the total collected so far to a fantastic 1,575 signatures in just 3 weeks! Big thanks to everyone and all our … Continue reading

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Petition Day in Morningside Today – please say hello and sign the petition

We’ll be out petitioning from 10am-1pm today in Morningside, nr Waitrose. We’ll be the ones dressed up to the nines in various woolly garments – and you’ll recognise the trusty campaign table. Do pop by and say hello if you’re … Continue reading

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Craighouse and Shell-shock

Today, I found myself listening to Andrew Motion’s set of dramatic and moving poems to mark Armistice Day on Radio 4, Laurels and Donkeys. I was particularly struck (and moved) by a section dealing with shellshock sufferers. The nightmare panic; … Continue reading

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Some posters sent in and an article on STV online

We have been sent in this fine set of posters by an 11 year old member of the Friends. Thanks so much. I think she has captured really well what she knows as “Craighouse hill” – means to the kids … Continue reading

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Petition day Two – 1211 signatures and counting!

Today we smashed last week’s record of 589 signed in one day. Today 622 signatures were added to our petition! Bringing us to a current total of 1211 signatures and counting. A terrific result! Thank you so much to our … Continue reading

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