In an article penned especially for the Lochaber Times this week, Kate Willis and Andrew Squire, who are both founding members of the local branch of Extinction Rebellion, respond to news that counter terrorism police had branded the national organisation as an extremist ideology alongside such groups as Islamic extremists and Neo-Nazis.
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Pupils from Lochaber High School and local residents were joined by three scarlet-clad figures from the Red Rebels group for the Global Climate Strike in Fort William’s High Street on Friday.
The latest Global Climate Strike will see local protestors gather at 9am on Friday, November 29, outside Lochaber High School, before marching to Cameron Square.
The Scottish Government’s announcement that it is to review rural planning legislation to tackle depopulation, support local economies and help tackle the global climate crisis has been welcomed by environment campaigners in Fort William.
Last week members of the Fort William and Oban branches of Extinction Rebellion joined fellow members from across Scotland to flood into Edinburgh and join a series of marches and disruptive actions outside the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood while politicians debated the Climate Bill.
Fort William’s housing shortage is acute, but so is the need to preserve peat in the face of the climate emergency and that must be taken into account when it comes to over 300 new homes proposed for the slopes of Cow Hill in the town’s Upper Achintore area.