We are absolutely delighted to tell you that tomorrow ABO Wind will announce their withdrawal from the Allt Carrach wind farm site!
Their press release claims that the site is not windy enough. They also claim that they enjoyed local support, that the site was not of conservation or landscape significance and not designated Wild Land. All lies, as the hundreds of you that live here know only too well.
This is your victory. Ever since 350 concerned residents crammed into the Magnus House at Aigas Field Centre we knew this wind farm could be beaten. Since then your letters got the Wild Land area along Strathfarrar extended over the proposed wind farm site. Your objections stalled their met mast application. Your donations paid for our campaign and your emails, letters and those of you who stopped us in the street have kept us motivated and focused. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
This is a victory for community over corporate greed. People in Strathglass have spend three years in fear of this development. Some have been unable to sell their houses. Others have been afraid to move into the area. Long standing family business, and new and innovative tourist developments have questioned whether to continue to invest in the area. This is a victory for them too.
We’ll give a more details response to ABO-Wind’s press release very soon. But in the mean time – Happy Christmas everybody. And thank you all once again.
The ABO-WESAYNO Team