Scotland (central & southern)

Scotland (central & southern)

Mainshill Coal Site sabotaged!

In the early hours of this morning machinery at Mainshill open cast site was sabotaged. Two Caterpillar D9T's and a 170 tonne face scrapping earth mover, an O&K RH90, were targeted, both will be inoperable today, and will cost Scottish Coal greatly.

Faslane Free Cafe -Zombies at the base!!

Zombies at the base!!
Still living die in, naming the dead.
Workshops "What you really should know about depleted uranium "
Paint a stone...make a cairn

Meet at peace camp Saturday, 01 May 2010 at 17:00

On the Sunday following the free cafe will be film showings.
Those wishing to stay overnight are more than welcome. Caravan spaces are available.

Black Wood protest camp disappears over night to fight another mine, another day

The Black Wood Solidarity Camp packed up the night before last and left the site of UK Coal’s new mine at Blair Farm, in Fife. The camp occupied the site for a week and a half to show UK Coal and other mine operators that no new mine or coal infrastructure is safe and out of reach of protesters.

Outdoor Skillshare//18-21 June, Scotland

**Please forward on to your networks, if you would like some posters/flyers to display, please get in touch**

///Outdoor Skillshare/// 18-21 June

An exciting weekend of workshops and skillsharing in rural Scotland.

Come and learn:
climbing and rope access, building tree houses, tunnelling, cooking for the masses, knot-tying, fire-lighting, wild foods and more!

Eviction bosses show up at Black Wood as court hearing delayed

Hours after the Black Wood Solidarity Camp successfully pushed back its eviction hearing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court this afternoon, members of the National Eviction Team including Martin Leyshon, Head of Resources, visited the site to document its defences and presumably to begin the process of evicting the camp.

Black Wood Solidarity Camp handed eviction papers

This morning a sheriff officer from Dunfermline Sheriff Court handed the newly-established Black Wood Solidarity Camp its eviction summons, with notice to appear in court on Monday morning. Despite not making an appearance yet at the site, it is believed that UK Coal representatives met with Fife police on Monday to discuss how to deal with the occupation.

Plane Stupid issues 48hr subvertising challenge

It's that time of year when every airline starts aggressively advertising for your business. Well, we've had enough. Plane Stupid is inviting all of you to take part in its very own subvertising competition.

Site of New UK Coal Open Cast Mine Occupied in Fife - Black Wood solidarity camp update

Update below...
22nd March 2010: last night twenty five activists occupied the site of the Blair House Open Cast Coal Site in solidarity with near-by communities and in direct intervention of the environmental destruction that it will cause. Contractors have been felling trees on the site over the past week, and activists have moved in to stop this work and put an end to UK Coal's plans for mining the Black Wood Wildlife site.

Social Centres in a Time of Crisis

A weekend of workshops, discussions and socialising for everyone with an interest in radical autonomous social centres.

• How can a new generation of social centres learn from the successes and failures of established ones? What are the ways in which we can best face up to the challenges?

BP Fortnight of Shame

The BP Fortnight of Shame is a call to action from the UK Tar Sands Network, Rising Tide and the Camp for Climate Action to force BP to reverse their crazy plans to move into Canada’s tar sands.

Coal Action Scotland InfoTour dates

The Mainshill Solidarity Camp is going on tour! Check our list of dates below to see if we're coming anywhere near you. If you'd like us to to a talk where you are and its not on the list, email us at mainshill [at] and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

10th March
7pm at the Cowley Club
London Road