So far in our protesting we have tended to aim our concerns towards SPEN. In this next phase, post 31 August 2015, we need to turn our focus of attention on organisation other than SPEN and make our complaints to them. We did this to an extent with our elected representatives and this helped us greatly. Through the pressure they exerted on our behalf SPEN extend the deadline for feedback from the 24 July 2015 to the 31 August 2015 – so this type of asymmetric protest does work.
So, who should be on our list for asymmetric protesting? Some thoughts come to mind such as the RSPB, Visit Scotland, Thomas Carlyle Society, Robbie Burns Society. There will be many more.
What I would like you all to do is to think about the sort of organisation that would be appalled to learn that SPEN plans to erect 50m tall pylons right across the region. Let us know and then we can then design and orchestrate a targeted campaign towards these organisations to alert them to the potential destruction of our heritage, environment and wildlife.