Protest in Harmony sang with the ‘hundreds of people who joined hands along the Forth Road Bridge yesterday to take a stand against new gas-drilling tactics in Scotland.
Joining hands from one side of the two-and-a-half kilometre bridge to the other, protesters from all over Scotland and further afield gathered to form the human chain, as car horns tooted in support and a bagpiper played.
Signs with messages such as Don’t Drill Our Land and ‘œDinnae dae it Nicola, it’s no worth it,‘ were held aloft at both ends of the bridge, before protesters braved the winds howling down the river.
The protest was held in opposition to the practice of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG), using chemicals pumped into coal seams to extract gas, that has been proposed in the area.
Although the Scottish Government had announced a moratorium on the drilling just last week, it was announced a day later that test drilling would be allowed to take place, something organisers said drove people back into action.’ (The National, 12.10.15)