Thank you for your support. It was a last ditch atempt and it failed. On the plus side, it seemed to attract attention from people who hadn't thought about the issues involved, perhaps the next time someone wants to demolish a piece of our war time history it might help save it.
One last chance to Save the Black Building!
With the Council signing the demolition contract, here's our last chance, to convince our elected officials to save this important piece of Orkney's heritage.
Located in kirkwall is the remains of the RAF Fighter Sector North HQ. It was built in 1940 to control the ariel defence of Scapa Flow. With the nazi's in control of Norway, and the Luftwaffe just an hours flight away it was crucial to the defence of the of the UK.
Orkney Islands Council has voted to destroy this archaeological and culturally important building. We must save it. When it's gone it's gone. This is an important future tourist attraction for Orkney. In fifty years time when the German High Seas fleet is just a rusty stain on the sea bed, and Orkney loses a major tourist attraction, our children will curse us for demolishing it.
We, the undersigned, call upon Orkney Islands Council to stop the planned demolition of the Black Building and to start planning for the buildings conservation.
We believe it to be a unique and important piece of our Islands' heritage one that will be a valuable asset to our Tourism and culture in years to come.
The Save The Kirkwall Black Building petition to Orkney Islands Council was written by graham macdonald and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.