Take a stand for wild land
Please help the Trust challenge the Scottish Government’s decision to grant consent to a 67-turbine wind farm in the Monadhliath.
Consent for the Stronelairg Wind Farm – the largest ever energy development in Highland Scotland – was granted in June 2014. This was despite overwhelming opposition.
Shortly after consent was given, the Scottish Government pledged to protect Wild Land Areas in new national planning policies. Because the Stronelairg development had been consented, the area around the site did not feature on the Wild Land Areas map – in fact, the Scottish Government asked for the area around Stronelairg to be removed.
The Trust believes the decision to give the go-ahead to Stronelairg is wrong, and is not consistent with the Government’s measures to protect our wildest landscapes. We believe we have to stand firm in protecting wild land from further industrialisation, and so our only course of action is to challenge the decision via a judicial review.
This case has wider implications for the protection of wild land elsewhere.
Thank you to everyone who has supported wild land along the way, and for your previous donations and actions. We have already made great progress.
We will take this challenge as far as we are able, but there are clear financial implications – a judicial review is likely to cost tens of thousands
So again we are asking for your help. We urgently need to raise funds to stop the Stronelairg Wind Farm and prevent the future loss of wild land.
Please help us:
Donate on the phone: call 0131 554 0114
Donate by post: write to John Muir Trust, Tower House, Station Road, Pitlochry PH16 5AN.
All donations will be spent on the ‘Stop Stronelairg’ appeal. If we raise more than we need, we will use donations to protect wild land against inappropriate development.