E-on have great plans for Glen Moriston. Problem is only them and the landowners think they are great. This area is being hammered with wind farms all cashing in on the proximity of the new Beauly Denny line. Glen Moriston, already host to Beauly Denny and the Millenium wind farm is literally groaning under the weight of applications and approvals. This is a beautiful unspoilt part of Scotland, lightly populated and one of the true roads to the isles. But lightly populated does not mean unpopulated and we need these parts of the land to let our minds and spirits soar. Alex Salmond talks of re-industrialising Scotland but these parts never were industrialised. Owning Scottish estates has always been a parlous existence. The old saying was how do you make a small fortune in Scotland. Start with a big one. The landowners see a wind farm as a chance to balance the books. However do they own the land or are they simply it’s guardian? A great moral dilemma. If by building a wind farm you can protect and support the estate, repair building, resurface estate roads it salves your conscience. If you simply move to the south of France, you are simply a carpetbagger. However in each case, you are not thinking of what is best for the country but what benefits you best. It takes a strong, moral and honest man to make a choice against themselves for the benefit of the whole community. We notice those that aren’t but not always those that are, but with wind farms, those weaker souls are raising a banner over their land showing their colours. On this day of Rememberance we commemorate those that made the ultimate sacrifice. Better men one and all than those that sell out to wind!