June 28, 2017
Not in the spirit
Something is missing from the East Lothian skyline – two tall chimneys and the massive structure of the Cockenzie Power Station have been demolished. After living in its shadow for over 50 years, the nearby communities of Port Seaton, Cockenzie and Preston Pans envisaged a whole new future for the site – much of it under community control. These communities, working together as the Coastal Regeneration Alliance, believed their business case was strong but Scottish Government clearly thought otherwise. That said, pursuing the community for legal costs hardly seems in the spirit of community empowerment.