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‘Private profit before environment’ claim as gold mine gets green light

NATIONAL park bosses who unanimously approved revised plans for Cononish Gold Mine at Tyndrum have been accused of putting private profit before the environment and interests of Scotland’s people.

The allegation came from Mountaineering Scotland which said it was disappointed by the National Park Board’s decision and now feared for the area’s future.

Mountaineering Scotland’s chief executive officer David Gibson said despite Scotgold Resources Limited giving assurances about the environment, they still believed the scale of the buildings involved and the spread of the waste heaps would have an adverse effect on walkers, climbers and tourists’ experience of the area.

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