Glasgow City Council should scrap their plans to demolish Sighthill Park and its stone circle
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Glasgow City Council should scrap their plans to demolish Sighthill Park and its stone circle

    1. Duncan Lunan
    2. Petition by

      Duncan Lunan

      Troon, United Kingdom

The stone circle in Sighthill Park is Britain's first stone circle built according to the alignment of the stars in several thousand years. Built, in 1979, it is one of Glasgow's treasures and can teach youngsters a lot about history and astronomy. It is something unique that the people of Sighthill can call their own. 

But Glasgow City Council is currently planning to demolish the stone circle as part of the bid for the 2018 Youth Olympics - and if this falls through, they plan to destroy the circle anyway for 'redevelopment' - which the council seems to believe can only be done by flattening what is already there instead of working with it. If they simply build a path around the circle it will be preserved.

Plans also include destroying the wildlife habitat in the vicinity. Surely enough damage is already being done to the environment, without wrecking another part of nature? It is important to preserve what we have left, not destroy more land.

Please sign this petition to call on Glasgow City Council to preserve the stone circle and surrounding park.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Sighthill Stone Circle and The Riverside Show

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      Link to Riverside Show can be found on Duncan's blog under entry for Riverside Show. Link to blog is:

      http://www.duncanlunan.com/blog.asp

    2. Glasgow's Own Stone Circle is on the move!

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer
      Glasgow's own stone circle is on the move

      SUN TRAP: The stones were the first astronomically aligned circle built in Britain for 3,000 years. Council officials have held a series of talks with fans of the Sighthill Circle which was built in 1979 as Britain's first authentically aligned stone circle in more than 3,000 years.

    3. It's Magic! Scotland's Stonehenge is saved (The Mail on Sunday)

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      It's Magic! Scotland's Stonehenge is saved - so The Scottish Mail on Sunday dated 28th September 2014 says. (Pages 36 and 37).

    4. Sighthill Stone Circle - update 24th September 2014

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      For update on Sighthill Stone Circle as at 24th September 2014 please go to blog entry:

      http://www.duncanlunan.com/blog.asp

      Thanks for taking time to read this.

      Cheers

      Duncan

    5. “Stones in the City” - October 2014 edition of the Fortean Times

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      Please see October 2014 edition of the Fortean Times (editorial page 2 and main feature entitled “Stones in the City” on pages 42 to 47). Duncan speaks to John Reppion about the Sighthill Stone Circle’s inception, construction and aims.

      http://www.duncanlunan.com/blog.asp

    6. Stone Circle update, June 2014

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      Duncan’s Newsletter – 21st June 2014

      Stone Circle update, June 2014 can be found at:

      http://www.duncanlunan.com/blog.asp

      Thank you for taking time to read this..

    7. and more to Further to Sighthill Stone Circle memories

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      Could you please ensure that you action the following for sending your Sighthill Stone Circle memories.

      In ONE correspondence please send your details AND comment/s.

      There are over 5,000 signatures (thanks for this) and I am afraid we can't go through them all every time to match up details to comments.

      Thanks for all your help on this ...

    8. Further to Sighthill Stone Circle Memories

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      When you are contacting us regarding Sighthill Stone Circle Memories via
      http://www.duncanlunan.com/feedback.asp please remember to put your contact details on it. We have received comments - thank you for this - but sadly some of them we can't use because their is no contacts details either in the box or message..

    9. Sighthill Stone Circle Memories

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      There have been such wonderful comments on the petition - many thanks for this.

      If you are willing for us to use such comments in a special book on this matter then please contact me through my website at:

      http://www.duncanlunan.com/feedback.asp

    10. Reached 5,000 signatures
    11. Sighthill Stone Circle - Memorabilia

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      Jean Pierre Saint Martin has just signed a contract with Duncan Lunan to allow us to use his wonderful photography to produce Sighthill Stone Circle Memorabilia. This should be available on Duncan's website (www.duncanlunan.com) by the end of June 2014

    12. Planning Approval paper

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      We have now received the "planning approval paper" for the stone circle. If you wish to see a copy please e-mail Duncan on duncanlunan@talktalk.net. It is 44 pages long - too long to post it here...

    13. Starting Gun Sounds for Regeneration of Sighthill

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer
      Starting gun sounds for regeneration of Sighthill

      DETAILS have been revealed of a planned £250million transformation of the Sighthill area of the city. An artist's impression shows how the existing Sighthill area, inset, will be transformed by the development plan Planners were today due to be asked to agree in principal to a project which will result in the creation of hundreds of new homes, a school, shops and a new bridge over the M8.

    14. Update 20th Feburary 2014

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      We’ve now been contacted by the architects with two provisional layouts for the hilltop, but they are still in discussions with the Council about what the final plan will be. We’ve made some important points about the sightlines for the equinoxes and they are going to produce a new drawing taking those into account, which we hope to see quite soon.

    15. Facebook Support Group

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      There is a Facebook support group for the Sighthill Stone Circle. It can be found at:

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/180769502111636

    16. apologies for accidental closure

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      This petition is still open. Must have been a glitch in the system.

    17. Join me at West Kintyre Stargazers on 2nd February 2014

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      Come and join me at West Kintyre Stargazers on 2nd February 2014

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/thingstodo/activity/incoming-asteroid

      BBC - Things To Do: Incoming Asteroid!

      Disclaimer Activities are not organised by the BBC unless stated otherwise. Neither is the BBC responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. If you are under 18, ask your parent/guardian before taking part in any activity.

    18. December 2013 update

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      December 2013 update can be found at:

      http://www.duncanlunan.com/blog.asp

    19. December’s edition of The Sky Above You by Duncan Lunan

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      Hi All,

      December’s edition of The Sky Above You by Duncan Lunan

      can be found at:

      http://www.duncanlunan.com/theskyaboveyou.asp

      Duncan Lunan | The Sky Above You

      The Sky Above You, December 2013 By Duncan Lunan The Moon is New on December 3rd, Full on December 17th. It is near Saturn on the 1st, Venus on the 5th, Jupiter on the 18th and 19th, Mars on Christmas Night, and Saturn again on the morning of the 29th.

    20. Incoming Asteroid, Waverider and the Stone Circle

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      Please see Duncan’s New Blog entry entitled:
      Incoming Asteroid, Waverider and the Stone Circle
      at:

      http://www.duncanlunan.com/blog.asp

    21. Sighthill Stone Circle Update 5th November 2013

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      Sighthill Stone Circle Update 5th November 2013
      can be found on Duncan's blog at:

      http://www.duncanlunan.com/blog.asp

    22. The Sky Above You November 2013

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      In case you want to know about the Sky Above You please go to:

      http://www.duncanlunan.com/theskyaboveyou.asp

      Duncan Lunan | The Sky Above You

      The Moon is New on November 3rd, Full on November 17th. It is near Venus on 6th and 7th November, Jupiter on the 21st and 22nd, and Mars on the 27th. Jupiter is in Gemini, close to Wasat throughout. Jupiter will be rising around 19:30 hrs.

    23. End of an era for popular stone circle by Caren McPate at Kirky Herald

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      End of an era for popular stone circle by Caren McPate
      Kirkintilloch Herald

      See story on Duncan’s Blog at:
      http://www.duncanlunan.com/blog.asp

    24. The Sky Above You October 2013

      Duncan Lunan
      Petition Organizer

      Just in case you are up at Sighthill Stone Circle after sunset and want to know what is in the night sky in October 2013. Please go to:

      http://www.duncanlunan.com/theskyaboveyou.asp

      Duncan Lunan | The Sky Above You

      The Moon is New on October 5 th, Full on October 19 th (Hunter's Moon). It is near Venus on 8 th October and Jupiter on the 25 th. Mars rises at 02:30 hrs in October, passing through the sickle of Leo in the first half of the month and above Regulus on the 15 th.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Marc Dineley BURRAY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 13 days ago

      As a recreated astronomical stone circle it is unique, and later generations of archaeologists may come to realise it's importance.

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    • Fran Halsall SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 15 days ago

      It is simply wrong to destoy a site that is such a focus for the local community.

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    • Ashling O Dudhghaill DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • 17 days ago

      Our ancestors herritage need to be preserved

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    • Tim Prichard COVENTRY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 17 days ago

      I believe passionately in the protection and preservation and perpetuity of the heritage of our Ancestors

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    • Malcolm Patterson GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 months ago

      I think this is a unique resource that should be preserved and surely this is easy to do

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