HC Deb 29 May 1935 vol 302 c1128

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that Glencoe is in danger of being used for the purpose of the worst form of development; and whether, in view of the historic interest and grandeur of this glen, the Government will take steps to preserve it for the nation?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

I do not know what my right hon. Friend has in mind to secure, as we should all wish, the preservation of these historic amenities. I do not think that the Government could acquire the estate for the nation, and apart from such a step the only official machinery, so far as I am aware, would be a scheme under the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act, 1932. This would be a matter in the first in stance for the county council, whose attention is being called to it.


Will the right hon. Gentleman find some means of preventing another massacre in Glencoe?