Woodland Farm, Dingwall:
This is the latest target area occasioned by the expected completion of the Beauly-Denny and the Beauly-Mossford lines which will provide cheap and plentiful connectivity. Three on farm turbines plus the third extension of Novar and the proposed extension of Fairburn has opened pandora’s box for the windies. The perceived acquiescence of Highland Council at Stronelairg and the Invermorison cluster has given the message to developers that the door is open. Every day we hear of yet another application in the pipeline often for either impoverished or absentee landlords. At Woodlands Farm yet another player, the German Company ABO wind is planning six large turbines. Their description would be hysterical if it was not so damaging. “where a scheme for up to six wind turbines is being considered, lies on rough grazing land behind the Cnoc a’Bhreacaich hill and is visually secluded from Dingwall to the south” This wind farm is on the lower slopes of Ben Wyvis and overshadows the whole of the small town of Dingwall. We see new German developers, having flooded Germany, now expanding to Scotland to wreak havoc here too. As Germany’s Energiewende crashes around their ears, the UK subsidies are seen as a milch cow to support the German wind industry. A message to The First Minister: These do not produce Scottish Jobs. They haemorrhage money from the Scottish Economy and from the poorest of our communities to wealthy German Companies and a few, often absentee, landowners. Community Benefit is misnamed as the division it causes in all communities is certainly not to the Benefit of the Community!