Despite Beinn Mhor Wind farm proposal by German Company WPD being close to the Glen Affric NNR and the Glen Affric/Strathconon Golden Eagle Special Protected Area as well as the proximity to the Area 24 Wild Lands, neither RSPB or SNH have made an objection. The fact that the regional manager of RSPB is a close family friend of the landowner obviously has no influence on their lack of comment, despite the presence of many EU Red list birds on the estate. SNH silence is deafening as their report gives ample reason for raising an objection. In fact one really cannot understand why they haven’t. What is of note is that the situation in the area has become toxic with the landowners becoming very aggressive in furthering their aims. An area which, although it had divisions between holiday home owners and residents, was a united community is now riven with strife. The influence of the land owner through, in part, the Soirbheas Community Trust which was set up by the Girvan family as a body they controlled as part of the Corriemonie wind farm, has created even more friction in the greater area. Promises of largesse to school outwith the actual wind farm footprint have been trumpeted as support for the development. All in all a right stramash.