Candlelit protest in Fife town as community group steps up Mossmorran campaign

Mossmorran flaring which could be seen from Edinburgh (Pic:Lisa Ferguson)Mossmorran flaring which could be seen from Edinburgh (Pic:Lisa Ferguson)
Mossmorran flaring which could be seen from Edinburgh (Pic:Lisa Ferguson)
A candlelit protest calling for the closure of Mossmorran will take place this weekend.

It has been organised by Actions Speak Louder Than Words, a local community group, and backed by Mossmorran Action Group (MAG).

The event takes place at the Green Square, Cowdenbeath at 3:30pm on Saturday.

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It follows on from several protests at the gates of Fife Ethylene Plant over the impact flaring has had on local communities.

The protest will feature a speech from a local girl, aged 11.

Campaigner Mary Bain Lockhart has also produced a number of carols with Mossmorran words for people to sing while socially distanced.

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The demo comes just days after bosses from ExxonMobil addressed local councillors, and confirmed that a contract had been awarded to install a new ground level flare which would cut the need for flaring.

It is due to be operational by 2022 - earlier than planned, but Green MSP, Mark Ruskell, has said the timescale is unacceptable.

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