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In the face of dangerous climate change caused by human activity, the Coal Action Scotland collective exists to challenge the advancement of coal as an energy source.

We aim to inform people about the dangers posed by new coal, promote alternatives, work with those involved, and directly challenge new coal exploitation from source to point of use.

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Take Back the Land: Action Round-Up

A week ago today the last of the camp was taken down and participants at Take Back the Land! were saying goodbye for now to our site on the edge of 350ha of bog and wet heath moorland – the proposed new Glentaggart East site. The camp was occupied on the evening of the 10th July and set up on the symbolic site of Scottish Coal’s new mine in the Douglas Valley, a beautiful part of the Southern Uplands.

Aristocrat landlord’s garden opencasted!

Earlier today activists from Take Back the Land! visited Lord Home’s mansion in the Douglas Valley and opencasted his garden, hoping to bring the issues closer to home for him.

Broken Cross Open Cast Site blockaded – police act as Scottish Coal private security

This morning Broken Cross opencast site in the Douglas Valley was blockaded for an hour and a half before Scottish Coal workers lifted three people in heavy concrete lock-ons out of the road, all overseen by Inspector Whip (photographed) of Strathclyde Police.

Mainshill Open Cast Coal Site shut down for the day!

At 10:00 this morning a group of 45 activists invaded Scottish Coal’s Mainshill Open Cast Coal Site near Douglas, South Lanarkshire, and are currently occupying machinery and preventing coaling operations on the site.

Mass action against opencast coal tomorrow: 14th July

With Take Back the Land! up and running and fully-functional, we’re looking ahead to tomorrow’s mass action against the devastation of opencast coal in the Douglas Valley. Come down to the camp and get involved!

Glentaggart East Occupied! Site taken for action camp!

Yesterday evening we occupied Scottish Coal’s new opencast mine site in the Douglas Valley for Take Back the Land! – a week of action against the destruction of opencast mining.

Take Back the Land! Just days to go…

There’s just days to go until a week of action against opencast coal in the Douglas Valley – a place where t

Two weeks to go: Take Back the Land! 12-18 July

In two weeks we’ll be setting up for 6 days of resistance to corporate rule in the Douglas Valley.

Dirty Coal Plans Defeated: CONCH have won!

Yesterday evening Ayrshire Power withdrew their plans for a new coal-fired power station at Hunterston on Scotland’s west coast – a great victory against new coal.