Category Archives: Mountgrange

The curse of Craighouse strikes again: Another company collapses

Land Engineering Limited, a company working on the Craighouse development, has gone into adminstration, according to the Broughton Spurtle. More from the BBC here. There were 139 jobs lost, but the Craighouse project contract is said to have been acquired … Continue reading

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Object to the demolitions of parts of A Listed buildings at Craighouse: Deadline 3rd June.

The Craighouse planning consent was supposed to save the listed buildings, but instead all that is being proposed right now is yet more demolitions. Yet again, we are being asked to object to the planning department to stop further destruction … Continue reading

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The difficulties of recovering debts from networks of UK & offshore companies or their directors

It has recently become much easier for the public to find out about company and director finances because Companies House have made access to their companies database free. This is the government database of the public records of businesses in … Continue reading

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Craighouse for sale? – Website created even before Hearing

There have been rumours for some weeks that Craighouse is for sale. We have found the following website. But in order to find out more, it is necessary to sign a non-disclosure-agreement. Rettie, named on the site, is the estate … Continue reading

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Caltongate, Angry Authors, Edinburgh World Heritage and that Missing Letter

You may remember that we reported on the situation at Caltongate recently. The controversial development – granted by the planning committee in January – is back in the news with a group of famous Scottish writers calling for it to … Continue reading

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Who’s Been Meeting Whom? Lack of Transparency on Meetings between Mountgrange and Ministers

In June, we sent a Freedom of Information request to ask what meetings members of the Scottish Government had been having with the Craighouse Partnership and their lobbyists. We were interested to know how much the Scottish Government had been … Continue reading

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Community Pressure forces Craighouse Partnership to Take Down No Entry Signs

After three months of community pressure about the No Entry signs on publicly accessible open space and at the pedestrian entrance to the site – letters to politicians, the Council and an active Facebook campaign on the issue have forced … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to the Missing Mountgrange Millions?

Mountgrange change their name to Clearbell as administrator continues to chase them for millions of pounds. Four and a half years after Mountgrange went under losing £60 million of Bank of Scotland’s money, the fight continues to try and recover … Continue reading

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Challenging “reprehensible” Behaviour of Lobbyists in the Planning System

There is a growing awareness of the problems of lobbying and lobbyists both in Scotland and UK-wide. The Scottish parliament has been looking into the issue, David Cameron promised to crack down on lobbying – and didn’t, and a recent … Continue reading

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Craighouse Listed Buildings are Profitable, Application Proves us Right

Finance is the watchword that has come up again and again at Craighouse. It can be hard drilling down into figures. People who don’t feel confident with them can switch off or – worse – take everything the developers say … Continue reading

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