Feb 17 2012 Perthshire Advertiser Friday
Dear Editor, – I can’t help but wonder whether Alan Borthwick has scored an own goal in his recent pronouncement that Kinnoull Hill has an as yet undiscovered wildlife haven?
Surely crowds will be flocking to see this fantastic nature reserve? I would not have been surprised to read claims that unicorns frolic freely and tyrannosaurus rex have been spotted such is the quite ludicrous description of the field adjacent to St Mary’s Monastery. One of the main reasons for his protestation is the increase in traffic in the area.
It’s a field, which sometimes has sheep but usually has a couple of horses. In 20 years I have not seen one roe deer.
Mr Borthwick and others have on a number of occasions alluded to the financial abilities of the Catholic Church as a support to St Mary’s. I would suspect this approach has been made and declined.
It would be disappointing if the application to build houses was turned down on the basis of religiosity. I’m sure that any council policy has been impact assessed to prevent this happening?
The suggestion that parishioners are emotive in their defence of their church is undoubted. The suggestion that a badger will be left homeless is disputable and surely has much less merit or consequence.
Greig Wallace. By e-mail.