This book, first published in 1984, examines the impact of the US Polaris base at Holy Loch, Scotland, upon the people of Cowal in Argyll, and its imposition upon them by powers outside the locality. It evaluates the ecological, economic, political and cultural effects of the Base from its establishment in 1961. In addition, this book studies the impact of the influx of workers to build the McAlpine North Sea oil platforms in the region.
Table of Contents
Part 1. By Way of Introduction 1. Setting the Scene 2. The Makings of New Dunoon Part 2. The Source and Mode of the Impacts 3. The Military Invasion 4. The Industrial Intrusion 5. The Bureaucratic Take-Over Part 3. The Effects of the Impacts 6. Environmental Hazards 7. A Plundered Economy 8. A Political Babel 9. Culture Clashes Part 4. Conclusion 10. Putting Together the Picture 11. Postscript