Our Forth, FOE Scotland – We support Friends of the Earth Norway
We say No! to drilling off the Norwegian coastal islands of LoVeSe – full names – Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja
(you can type www.lovese.org into google, or any search engine, to see these 3 beautiful islands. The site includes the history of the Norwegian struggle to protect their coastal regions.)
Portobello Beach Scotland 3 p.m.
It was a wonderful day of opportunities. A day to remind people to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on UGE or “Fracking” as we call it colloquially. Many people filled in the freepost consultation response post card. Our MP Tommy Sheppard spoke about the consultation, and how crucial it is that everyone has a say in Scotland’s energy policy and UGE.
Diane, Callum, and Stu talked directly to our friends in Wisconsin. It’s great to think we have a small voice in something as profound as protecting our beautiful planet. And even more amazing that people so far away, care for Norway’s coastal regions. Many people went and drew, and wrote, on the beach’s shoreline. We’ve included all the ones we could see.
One depressing link we have with Norway is the gas and oil company Ineos. They have a plant at Rafnes in Norway. We have Grangemouth. We oppose UGE everywhere and anywhere. One of the videos shows the Ineos ship “Going Down” burning in the Forth. Its remains were finished off on the bonfire. Local folk made paper boats that burned splendidly, though sadly the toy camera doesn’t do justice to their efforts.
We’re hoping to provide a direct link to Tomas Sheridan’s film of the whole afternoon and late evening.
Here are some images, done on a toy camera, until We receive the link to Tomas’s film.