A new concern has arisen at Havoc Hole. This natural feature is geologically of great interest as well as being an attractive edge to the raised beach of the Clyde. Havoc Meadow is a seasonally managed wild meadow.
Of greatest importance though is the cultural significance with its local lore connecting it to Wallace, Bruce, pictured right, witches and the underworld as well as the legend of a tunnel. These may signify more wishful thinking and superstition than proven hsitory, but the overall context is very important in terms of a mix of tangible and intangible heritage.
There is currently a planning application in which will provide a housing scheme on the site vacated by the Notre Dame School.
Of major concern is the storm water attenuation proposals (SuDS) at the south west corner of the site. As it is currently shown this will destroy the sea cliff face including Havoc Hole.
The Lennox Heritage Society will be objecting to these current proposals. Watch the press for more on this issue. Several bodies are also objecting.
A petition can be found here: Petition · HELP SAVE BRUCEHILL CLIFFTOP AND WOOD – Say no to Easdale developers · Change.org
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As for Havoc Hole and the now derelict Chapel of Notre Dame which is also under threat of demolition you can find more on Explore West Dunabrtonshire:
Some volunteers who help to keep the environment clean Wallace’s Cave at Havoc Meadow beneath the chapel at Clerkhill on the Brucehill cliffs.