30 March 1999
GM protestors target US embassy

ENVIRONMENTAL activists who targeted a genetically-modified (GM) crop trial site at the weekend have taken their campaign to the steps of the US consulate in Edinburgh.

Six of the activists were arrested at the test site in Midlothian, owned by the Scottish Agricultural College.

More than 15 demonstrators, who had taken part in the weekend action at Boghall Farm, went to the American consulate in Edinburghs Regent Terrace.

The protesters laid a “wreath” of GM oilseed rape, said to have been taken from the trial site.

  • The Herald 30/03/99 page 8