Talk:Coronish Gold Mine

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Coronish Gold Mine318:12, 31 December 2010

Coronish Gold Mine

Must admit I was pleased this was rejected, though unsure whether I should be. I always feel that in these matters the public opinion that should count most is the local public, not visiting public like myself. In this case, the local area were apparently in favour, and I felt guilty that I should be against it. However my objections weren't purely aesthetic - I'm not convinced that the economic case is particularly strong either. still its nice to see that we are taking at least the National Park concept seriously at Loch Lomond. National Park status hasn't changed anything as far as the Cairngorms are concerned.

Mav09:06, 20 August 2010

It's an difficult one - but i think by designating something a national park you are admitting that it is of interest and importance to the whole nation. I guess views are probably diffrent depending on where people fit on the 'nature is there to serve humans' > 'nature has a intrinsic value in itself' scale.

Of course Beinn Udlaidh isn't in the national park....

SusanG09:32, 20 August 2010

Realistically though, of course 'nature has an intrinsic value' but by the same token 'we are an intrinsic part of it' so although 'it' isn't there to serve us there is no real impediment to us using it - sustainably. Once the gold is out of the ground it's going to last pretty much forever, so sustainable. Also any interest in mining heritage will go on well after actual mining finishes, as is the case now with the old mining all around Tyndrum, certainly sustainable.

If I thought it would be the awful scar suggested by the Park authority I too would be at best sceptical of the development in a National Park but looking at the details of the development I think they overplay the unknowns. The point that the NP isn't designtated for natural landscape but at least in part a cultural one also seems to be missing from the argument, it's not a wilderness park and their primary aim so widely misquoted, by the convener of the park board no less, is to conserve and enhance cultural heritage as well as natural heritage. If the locals are for it and it doesn't ruin the local landscape it's not a difficult one at all... let's see what happens next.

Telebob12:00, 23 August 2010

When they got permission for Glensanda they were going to hollow out the hill so no work would be visible, looks like open cast now.

ColinMoody18:12, 31 December 2010
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