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Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 17:45:24 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Bilston Glen update

Bilston Glen update - May 04

Here at Bilston Glen Anti-Bypass Protest Site we get more sorted with each day that passes. More defences are coming up constantly and the standard of the camp is steadily improving. We have a new kitchen, a new info-space, a well sorted and cosy communal, a new guest house and a new shower. We're currently building a huge communal tree-house with other tree-houses also underway. For three months we've been organizing "Sunday Free Cafes" (open days) the first sunday every month, which we intend to continue as long as they're supported &/or desired. Spring is here, the birds are singing and the leaves are coming out, we're looking forward to the summer. The 1-4 of July we're inviting like-minded people for a green anarchist gathering to discuss how to fight the megamachine and learn primitive skills, please check the website for details of this.

The planning permission for the road is still there. PPL, the company who were gonna finance the road have gone bust (way-hey!) though, so as it looks now it's up to the local council to pay for the road. Central government money might also come in as Tony & co want to see the biggest bio-tech cluster in Europe here outside of Edinburgh, which will need a road for the transports to and from it.

So we still want and need more people to fight against this part of the horrible destruction of our world. You and anyone else who supports the cause is very welcome to join us! Come for a long or short stay... even just to enjoy watching the trees bloom (possibly for the last time!) in an idyllic surrounding with the burn bubbling through it :)

Directions to site from Edinburgh -

by bike - from city centre, go down the bridges / nicholson street towards cameron toll. turn right at cameron toll and take the A701 towards Pennicuik & you'll get to Bilston. There is a metal gate on your left, opposite the VW garage and right next to the first bus stop in bilston

by bus - take the 37A from Edinburgh (bridges/clerk st/nicholson st) towards Penicuik, get off at the 1st bus stop in Bilston opposite the Bilston Inn & a large VW garage, (just after IKEA & Sainsburys on your left), the metal gate is right next to the bus stop......go through the wee metal gate, and a signposted path will lead you under the bridge to site

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