There is a caveat here. Who provided the figures? Scottish Renewables? Surely there are 349 turbines constructed and approved in Aberdeenshire. If that error is reflected in the rest, the situation is dire!
This is a terrible legacy for our next generation. Scottish Renewable’s apologist suggests 2,700 full time equivalent(?) jobs. Ha, what weasel words! I note he fails to quote Scottish jobs. So many in the wind industry are engineers from Germany, Denmark or even Scandinavia. FTE jobs are mostly short term zero hour or part time contracts. What about real full time skilled jobs such as the 275,000 jobs in the tourist industry. That same industry now under threat due to the march of the turbines.As to Com-Ben, we really have to nail this now and put it into perspective as the recent London School of Economics report that identified the loss in value of homes within five kilometres of a wind farm was £5.6 million. This report, based on sale prices, failed to assess the added value of planning blight on those homes that are un-sellable at any price.