Another of Scotland Iconic Wild Places under Threat

Rannoch Moor

Mountaineers have objected to a proposed wind farm in highland Perthshire.

A proposal for the 24-turbine wind farm at Talladh-a-Bheithe estate, near Rannoch Moor, was submitted to the Scottish government last week.

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland claim the farm would have a “major visual impact” on a “unique landscape”.

The Mountaineering Council say the 125m tall turbines would affect views from Schiehallion, Ben Alder, Glen Lyon and Loch Tay, and would be visible from the A82.

Chief officer David Gibson said the need for renewable energy needed to be balanced with “significant protection” for wild land.

He said: “Schiehallion, Rannoch Moor and the route to Glencoe all have a very special place in people’s hearts and in Scottish culture, and this proposal would affect an area which has a unique landscape character offering panoramic views over a fantastic area of wild land.

“Any presumed benefit from this development would be far outweighed by the damage it would do to such a distinctive landscape which is vital not only to highland Perthshire’s identity but also to Scotland’s international image.”

Please support MCofS and Dave Gibson in supporting their objection. Visit their Campaign page now!

http://www.mcofs.org.uk/talladh-a-bheithe-wind-farm-campaign.asp

Also visit the Keep Rannoch Wild website:

I will leave few further comments except that this attack on the new Wild Lands Designation and that part of Scotland that is it’s very essence is totally unacceptable. The very names Rannoch Moor and Schiehallion, Ben Alder and Loch Ericht, Glen Lyon and Loch Tay sends a shiver down you back as the songs and history of our past is riven with the Ghosts of the men and women who have been before. This is truly part of Scottish History. Yet again it is a foreign sharecropper who has no love or care for Scotland but only their bank balance. Hopefully the Scottish Ministers will signal this as truly a step to far. If they fail to do so then Scotland has no future, either in Tourism or in our Ancestry and Heritage! We will be the Dead Parrot of Europe!

 

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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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