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Mullwharchar Loch Doon
Mullwharchar Loch Doon which the late Willie McRae helped save from becoming a nuclear waste dump

In June 2015 over 12,000 signatures were delivered to Scotland’s Lord Advocate calling for the fatal accident inquiry to which Willie McRae is entitled by law. http://linkis.com/justiceforwillie.com/C7Mtv. http://www.justiceforwillie.com/author/admin/

Willie McRae had successfully worked to stop a nuclear waste dump in Ayrshire, Scotland and “At the time of his death, McRae had been working to counter plans to dump nuclear waste from the Dounreay Nuclear Power Development Establishment into the sea. Due to his house being burgled on repeated occasions prior to his death, he had taken to carrying a copy of the documents relating to his Dounreay work with him at all times. However, they were not found following his death, and the sole other copy which was kept in his office was stolen when it was burgled, no other items being taken.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_MacRae. According to John McGill, McRae had evidence that they wanted to bury waste in the sands at Applecross (or offshore). McGill states that they were told that a large part of the Mullwharchar, S. Ayrshire, dump would be for Japanese Nuclear Waste! (McGill statement: http://www.electricscotland.com/independence/scotEUMcRae.pdf )
The timing suggests that he might have known of the nuclear waste accident (explosion) at Dounreay, which was only exposed much after the fact. BUTEC (British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre) is offshore from Applecross, Scotland.

Excerpts from John McGill’s statement:
Later in the 1980s there came to the town of Ayr a man called Dr Feates of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, who persuaded the local council to consider building an underground vault in the surrounding hills for the storage of nuclear waste. When the matter came up in the local council, Dr Feates revealed that the waste would mostly come from abroad, mainly Japan.

To say some of us hit the roof is an understatement. The Anti Nuclear Dumping in the Hills around Mulwharcher campaign was born. Willie McRae was one of us. To cut a long story short, our campaign culminated in a public enquiry in Ayr Town Hall lasting three months.

Willie McRae was with us every day of that enquiry. He led our case. We won. The plans were dropped but we were by then all marked men and women. He never charged us one penny…
[…]
On Saturday, April 6th 1985, Willie McRae was shot dead with two bullets behind his right ear. The classic SAS kill. The gun was found some forty feet from his Volvo Estate car where Willie was found slumped behind the wheel. If Willie was suicidal (which he was not) he knew enough about suicide by gunshot to know to put the barrel in your mouth and squeeze the trigger. Blow your brains out, death instantaneous. It is virtually impossible for an individual to shoot themselves twice behind the ear because of what is known as “the dead mans grip”; you might get off one shot but highly unlikely you’d get off a second one. Besides you would then suffer a slow painful death, as did Willie McRae.
[…]
On the morning of Friday April 5th 1985 Willie McRae phoned me to tell me, “John, I’ve got the buggers. They’re going to bury the stuff where the sand never dries! I’m taking the week off at the Croft to prepare my case. I’ll see you at the “wadden”!” He was of course talking about the ongoing debate about the disposal of nuclear waste. Willie liked to talk in riddles.

Of course there are only two places where “the sand never dries” – the sea bed, but in Scotland’s case also the sands at Applecross. The plan was to create an underground storage facility which would be then under the protection of the nearby Royal Naval Base and the NATO Naval Base also nearby at that time. Willie McRae believed he had the AEA evidence but his brief case was never found at the murder scene.” (Emphasis our own). Read the entire John McGill statement here: http://www.electricscotland.com/independence/scotEUMcRae.pdf

Applecross Streetview.
Applecross Scotland streetview
Although it was ruled at the time by authorities that MacRae’s death was undetermined, aspects of the investigation remain disputed, some claiming that the distance from MacRae’s car at which the gun was found and the lack of fingerprints on it rendered a suicide not credible.

At the time of his death, MacRae had been working to counter plans to dump nuclear waste from the Dounreay Nuclear Power Development Establishment into the sea. Due to his house being burgled on repeated occasions prior to his death, he had taken to carrying a copy of the documents relating to his Dounreay work with him at all times. They were not found following his death, and the sole other copy which was kept in his office was stolen when it was burgled, no other items being taken.

Neither MacRae’s medical reports nor the post-mortem data have been released to the public and there was no fatal accident inquiry.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_MacRae
Applecross Dounreay
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dounreay

HANSARD 1803–2005 → 1980s → 1986 → April 1986 → 28 April 1986 → Written Answers (Lords) Mr. WILLIAM McRAE

HL Deb 28 April 1986 vol 474 c126WA 126WA
§Lord Jenkins of Putney asked Her Majesty’s Government:
Whether the Lord Advocate has received any requests for an inquiry into the death of Willie McRae.

§The Lord Advocate (Lord Cameron of Lochbroom) I have received a number of letters requesting that a public inquiry be held into the circumstances surrounding the death of William McRae of 6 Balvicar Drive, Glasgow, on 7th April 1985. These circumstances were fully investigated by the Procurator Fiscal at Inverness and considered by Crown Counsel. The results of the Procurator Fiscal’s full investigation were disclosed to the next of kin and discussed with him. He has expressed satisfaction with the extent of that investigation and has indicated that there is no wish on the part of the family for a public inquiry. No public inquiry under the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976 has been instructed” © UK Parliament. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm150623/debtext/150623-0004.htm

In 2010: “Call for new probe of SNP activist Willie McRae’s death“, 1 November 2010. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-11665643

Last summer: https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/1620/crown-rules-out-inquiry-into-mysterious-death-of-snp-activist

In June 2015 the over 12,000 signatures delivered to Scotland’s Lord Advocate calling for the fatal accident inquiry were rejected. The campaign continues on. Read more and support here: http://linkis.com/justiceforwillie.com/C7Mtv
http://www.justiceforwillie.com/author/admin/
Support can be through purchase of clothing and more, tree planting, as well as donations. Also, spreading the word.

Robert Burns’ Scots Wha Hae in Scots:
‘Scots, wha hae wi Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,
Welcome tae yer gory bed,
Or tae victorie.

‘Now’s the day, an now’s the hour:
See the front o battle lour,
See approach proud Edward’s power –

Chains and Slaverie.

‘Wha will be a traitor knave?
Wha will fill a coward’s grave?
Wha sae base as be a slave?
Let him turn an flee.

‘Wha, for Scotland’s king and law,
Freedom’s sword will strongly draw,
Freeman stand, or Freeman fa,
Let him on wi me.

‘By Oppression’s woes and pains,
By your sons in servile chains!
We will drain our dearest veins,
But they shall be free.

‘Lay the proud usurpers low,
Tyrants fall in every foe,
Liberty’s in every blow! –
Let us do or dee.

In English:
‘Scots, who have with Wallace bled,
Scots, whom Bruce has often led,
Welcome to your gory bed
Or to victory.

‘Now is the day, and now is the hour:
See the front of battle lower (threaten),
See approach proud Edward’s power –

Chains and slavery.

‘Who will be a traitor knave?
Who will fill a coward’s grave?
Who’s so base as be a slave? –
Let him turn, and flee.

‘Who for Scotland’s King and Law
Freedom’s sword will strongly draw,
Freeman stand or freeman fall,
Let him follow me.

‘By oppression’s woes and pains,
By your sons in servile chains,
We will drain our dearest veins
But they shall be free.

‘Lay the proud usurpers low,
Tyrants fall in every foe,
Liberty is in every blow,
Let us do or die!’

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scots_Wha_Hae
Scots Wha Hae Robert Burns 1901 book via wiki