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Coal Action Scotland activists blockaded Ravenstruther coal rail terminal in South Lanarkshire for the fourth time on Wednesday (10th). The action closed operations at the Scottish Coal-owned site, which is the main loading site for all open cast mines in the Douglas Valley area, for several hours. As two protesters fixed themselves to the front gate with a concrete lock on, two others scaled infrastructure and attached themselves to the coal conveyor belt.

The action is the latest in a long struggle against the expansion of open cast coal mining in the county, which has involved both anti-coal campaigns and the local community (see SchNEWS 744/739/660).

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