Scotland’s visual Legacy

Scotlands turbies


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.


About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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One Response to Scotland’s visual Legacy

  1. Brenda says:

    Blamire says £11,000 per turbine in CB made by developers – no actually it’s made by us, taken from our pockets without our consent via our energy bills. Funny how they never mention that.

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