The rain didn’t dampen our spirits

guestsSome seriously delicious soups and sweets were polished off on a wet Sunday afternoon, the weather may have been dreich but the Soup and Sweet was anything but. Over 70 folk enjoyed warming soup, a scrumptious pudding rounded off with tea or coffee. Our famous Straiton raffle did not disappoint with loads of prizes – a surprising amount involving alcohol! In addition each table was graced with a beautiful potted primrose which the person with the lucky seat took home with them.



Lala (on the right) handing over the Objection and Petition from Save Straiton for Scotland to Ms Anderson at the Consents Unit

Our Chair, Lalage Burchall-Nolan, gave an update on the situation to date as well as heartfelt thanks to all the soup and sweet makers and those helping in the background. In her hand was SSfS’s Objection to the Linfairn Wind Farm Addendum which has been submitted to the Consents Unit. She also mentioned that two thirds of all wind farm objections received by the Scottish Government in 2014 were for Linfairn – a staggering fact and shows just how much people care about protecting this area.
If you wish to read our full objection we will be uploading it in the very near future.

Just over £1,250 was raised which is a massive help to the campaign. PNE Wind are expected to put forward their proposal for Knockskae wind farm in the Spring and we intend to employ experts to inform our detailed Objection to their proposal which we believe is in an inappropriate location for a development of this size and scale.


The tempting array of sweets which tasted as good as they looked

Thank you to all those who helped organise, made soups and sweets, laid out the tables, donated prizes, and assisted in the success of the afternoon. And a big thank you to all those who came and supported the event.

1 thought on “The rain didn’t dampen our spirits

  1. Just the boost we all needed to keep us on track and motivated. Hopefully sense,morality and a pride in Scotland will prevail. Thanks to everybody who contributed and I look forward to the next event.

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