It may upset some people that this blog rarely features individual wind farms, but there are so many of them and each is a desecration of our country. However in this case I like the graphics and I use this as an example of a worst case scenario.
We have all heard of Fallago Rig and Dun Law and, as the law of probability kicks in, sure enough both now have extensions. When is a development in a suitable place? When is the cumulative effect too much? Should developers be forced to pay compensation so that we can abandon certain areas to a massive wind farm and protect other areas better? What a horrendous proposition as people have lived in these areas for generations and to cast people out sounds more like Pol Pot or Chairman Mao. The worst excesses of Stalin. Is this the future of Scotland? An urbanite elsewhere that suggested the impact of wind farms was physcogenic may have a point as the mental anguise of seeing your land torn apart in front of your eyes, your house unsaleable and your qulaity of life shattered would send anyone mad! Is it acceptable to him that when the sound gets too much a lady hides in her bathroom with a blanket over her head. His response -“I quite like them and even enjoy the whump whump noise” You wouldn’t month on month, year on year with a house that is unsaleable and no escape save to a mental institution! Herin lies the problem. Wind has divided our communities as never before. Urban worry about their Caffe Lattes and Ipods. A notable photo of power cuts in NYC was a power socket hanging on a fence so people could charge their phones. The Rural Community feels it is under attack and no one seems to care. Isolation is one of the most destructive elements of life. Physcogenic – Not ‘alf!