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    Weʼve raised £1,285 to help protect the Scottish Wildcat and Osprey by supporting the legal appeal by Helen Douglas vs Tullymurdoch Wind Farm

    Tullymurdoch, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 22nd June 2017

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    Some of you may remember the story late last year about Helen Douglas, the Perthshire hill shepherdess who took up the cudgels for the Scottish wildcat against a wind farm developer at Tullymurdoch. Tullymurdoch is one of the last remaining territories for a species which is on the brink of extinction. It also hosts an osprey nest.

    Both osprey and wildcat enjoy the highest level of European wildlife protection. Yet the planning application and resulting consent overlooked the impact of the development on a local Scottish wild cat queen as well as ospreys who live on the site.

    Some of Scotland’s leading environmental lawyers thought Helen had a good case, and they sought a judicial review of the planning consent at the Court of Session, but in December Lord Kinclaven upheld the original decision.
    Opinions from two senior counsels in Scotland are that Lord Kinclaven’s reasoning was flawed and that Helen has strong grounds for a further appeal. This is now underway.

    While Helen is applying for legal aid and a protective expenses order, and she has enjoyed considerable good will from her lawyers, the cost of the process remains dauntingly unclear and it cannot be borne by Helen alone, however successful her applications and however generous her lawyers.

    When news of Lord Kinclaven’s judgement broke last year, numerous individuals approached both SAS and Helen wanting to help financially, but at that point she didn’t know if her case was strong enough to merit pursuing.

    Now that she is appealing, we are organising a crowdfunding appeal on Helen’s behalf. You can access it here, and whatever you pledge will only be collected if it is needed. As Helen says, “there are many others who are passionate about wildlife and environmental justice – and if each one could pledge a little, even if it’s £5 or £10, we don’t have to let them get away with it!”

    Many thanks and kind regards,

    Read Helen's appeal:



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      • Stewart Baillie

        Stewart Baillie

        May 29, 2017

        These species need protecting urgently.I wish you every success.


      • Rosemary Milne

        Rosemary Milne

        May 19, 2017

        Good Luck. We are also fighting against our own wind turbine troubles.


      • Anonymous


        May 8, 2017

      • Victoria Arrowsmith-Brown

        Victoria Arrowsmith-Brown

        May 6, 2017


      • Richard Cowen

        Richard Cowen

        Mar 20, 2017

        Best of luck in your campaign


      • Anonymous


        Mar 20, 2017

        We have our own battles against these horrendous wind farm companies. They have platitudes and broken promises galore; and no, wind farms are NOT green, but oh do they line the pockets of the corrupt

      • Helen Jackson

        Helen Jackson

        Mar 18, 2017

        Good luck...


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