When all the activists on the lower levels had been taken down a 'cherry picker' access platform was brought in. Ground support quickly formed a road blockade which obstructed work for over an hour. Eventually this was cleared with six arrests.However by midday even those activists who had reached the top of the Scots Pines had been evicted and the tree felling commenced.
Legal question marks hang over the eviction as no possession order was ever served.
Photos to follow.