Last week a community councillor in Prestonpans claimed that there was "no interest" in the battlefield and "no desire" to protect it from development. The statement coincided with the presentation of a draft masterplan proposal which suggested marking the western portions of the battlefield for industrial/commercial development. The result has been a backlash in the community and calls for a petition demonstrating the strength of feeling for the battlefield's protection.
So here it is! Please sign and share the petition, which calls on both local and national authorities to acknowledge Prestonpans Battlefield's significance and the need to protect it from further damage and development.
To sign, follow this link: