Stronelairg – Desecration and Rape of Scotland’s Scenic Heritage

Glendoe, site for Stronelairg

Glendoe, site for Stronelairg

I can write little better than this report from Walk Highlands. I could easily rubbish Fergus Ewing’s claims to employment or houses supplied or Community Benefit or thousands of tone of CO² saved but I would be wasting my breath and you all know it anyway, Are the Scottish Government in thrall to SSE who have now taken over the next door Dumnaglas. What is of great concern is that these two wind farms require a new substation at Garbole and a new overhead pylon line from Tomatin to Beauly. Despite angry resentment at the Garbole Sub Station, SSE are listening to community concerns but obviously the decision was made some time ago, so they are only listening. They are also deaf to local concerns. Considering the severe problems with noise both at Wester Balblair and Auchterawe and that the 200,000 homes blackout that happened due to failure at the Knochnagael substation, we are really entering very dangerous and uncharted territory. We know that Swinney’s declaration that wind had not caused the black out was news to SSE who are still working on the cause of the failure. So we can read a little economical with the truth there. We also know that of seven Italian built reactors which balance renewable energy five have proven to be faulty. We know that the Beauly Buzz is still not solved and won’t be until at the earliest end of October. They actually don’t know whether their preferred option will work. It may do on the computer model. You know, the one that predicted there would not be a noise issue. Taking all these factors into consideration would you approve SSE’s Stronelairg Wind Farm until all the other problems are under control. I know that I wouldn’t!


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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6 Responses to Stronelairg – Desecration and Rape of Scotland’s Scenic Heritage

  1. cornwallwindwatch says:

    Reblogged this on Cornwall Wind Watch.

  2. Jane says:

    The reason the Scottish Government continues to get away with this environmental barbarism is that the majority of Scots don’t care – or don’t care enough to want to do anything about it, such as protesting, writing a letter, signing a petition … Our scenic heritage will soon be all but destroyed, but many car-bound tourists will never know it because the turbines are generally not visible from the roadside. Those of us who head for the heights know the true story but it is nigh impossible to convince the majority couch potatoes of the need to act.

    • Sadly there is much in what you say. Let us hope that those of us who care can save something for future generations, but it does get more difficult by the week.

      • Jane says:

        I admit to a feeling of utter despondency on that count. There is no end to this particular steamroller.

  3. Even steamrollers eventually run out of fuel!

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