Monthly Archives: June 2014

Does trashing our landscape really matter? After all we have plenty of city parks!

Well for the urban dweller, you know the ones that fill out those survey form to say they think turbines are great, wild land is just an empty piece of pretty boring peat and bog. Better for a wind farm … Continue reading

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Hard-Hitting Probe, Into the True Impact of Wind Turbines…

It has to be a North American site that has brought this disgusting affair to our notice

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Never Ending Green Disasters

As Australia sees the light before the rest of the world we should thank them for leading the way. Viv Forbes is a geologist , financial analyst and farmer with a degree in Applied Science (geology, physics, chemistry and maths) Read … Continue reading

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When our Politicians fail to represent us!

At a public meeting of Dunkeld and Birnam Community Council voters called on their local MSP John Swinney to account over allowing their iconic area to be besieged by 10 new wind farm developments. Could it be that Swinney’s undoubted … Continue reading

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Scotland Against Spin – June 2014 and the National Planning Framework 3

The latest newsletter, June 2014, is now available Click here to download. Several very interesting articles. One area well covered is the National Planning Framework 3 which we are all trying to get our heads around. This is a brief summary. … Continue reading

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Windfarms and Local Democracy – or the lack of it!

By LINDA HOLT Scottish wind policy has been on a collision course with local democracy for a long time. The Scottish Government has promoted wind energy via target-led, developer-led planning policies instead of a plan-led system with clear restrictions on … Continue reading

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If Rabbie Burns was alive today

Thanks to Bubbly Jock, who ever and wherever he is! Wee sliprous, slitherous beasties, What ambition’s in thy breasties, But no’ for me, nor oor salvation, A’ we’ll ken is your damnation. Eckie on the stane o’Scone, Wi’ ye smirkin’ … Continue reading

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National Audit Office investigates £16 billion Green Energy Contracts

For once the BBC has targeted the green dream. Click Here The projects that have been approved are: Beatrice offshore wind, Outer Moray Firth Burbo Bank offshore wind, Liverpool Bay Drax 2nd biomass conversion unit, Selby Dudgeon offshore wind, north … Continue reading

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Noise makes you Fat!

Forget the sugar folks. Three in my tea please! A recent study has come out with the conclusion that Noise makes you fat. There is nearly a centimetre increase for every ten-decibel rise in the noise levels. Is that why … Continue reading

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With as many refused as approved recently, is the future more positive?

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The Beauty of Scotland – captured (a wind farm free zone)

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Laughter is a tonic for Stress!

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Two lovely Corbetts – Beinn na h Eaglaise & Beinn nan Caorach – Glenleg West Coast

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The view early Morning Kintail on The West Coast It was a long day up at 0500 the sun was bursting through and then  off to pick up Derrick in Forres we were off to climb…

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Professor Mair’s Verdict On Shale Gas Risks

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:
By Paul Homewood? ? ? Aerial view of Cuadrilla site ? ? There was a lively discussion after my recent post, “Fracking in Lancashire”, so I thought it worthwhile offering…

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Energy costs post a YES vote! Independent report by Citigroup Global

    Now I hate Panic headlines and this assumes that subsidy levels will be maintained. I know: “What about the Contracts?” Well that may be a good question but Governments have a habit of ignoring such niceties. There are … Continue reading

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Beinn Mhor and Glen Affric

SNH has chosen not to object to the proposed Beinn Mhor Wind Farm built within view of Glen Affric’s Natural Nature Reserve and adjacent to the heritage village of Tomich. May we remind SNH of their assessment of the qualities … Continue reading

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Ban on Wind Farms in NSAs and National Parks.

Scottish Government is to announce a ban on Wind Farms in National Parks and National Scenic Areas. Well in practice there already is a quasi ban. OK, Cairngorm allowed one small on at the Lecht ski area. So like all … Continue reading

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Climatalogy – A Science or a Religious Cult?

In this blog I tend to fight shy of the Climate debate because of the almost religious fervour of those that believe. Only two days ago the 97% consensus figure was quoted to me as a reason that we need … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Isle of Lewis

They say that the pen is mightier than the sword. I thought you might enjoy this. A  few weeks ago we visited one of our favourite places on the Isle of Lewis, a remote place where sea eagles breed, and … Continue reading

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The Wrong Trousers

I apologise if I am delving into the realms of Scottish Politics again but the announcement that the leaders of the opposition parties are to release their plans for more powers after the referendum in the case of a No … Continue reading

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