Loch Lomond gold mine wins go ahead
October 26 2011Scotland’s first gold mine within the Loch Lomond National Park have been given the go ahead by planners – at the second time of asking.
Scotgold Resources finally achieved their goal after a prior bid earlier in the year was dismissed owing to environmental concerns.
Those concerns have been alleviated sufficiently in the latest proposal however for Park authorities to waive their concerns.
It clears the way for the extraction of up to 72,000 tonnes of gold and silver annually from the hills above Strathfillan for at least the next decade, with an estimated value of £200m.
Of this £325k will be spent on enhancing conservation and visitor access to the Park with a further £200k going toward a mining visitor centre and £150k over five years to the Strathfillan Development Trust.
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