Category Archives: Tourism

Thanks to JMT

Full marks to the John Muir Trust for a fine piece of PR footwork earlier this week. The wild land charity published the findings of a new survey of public attitudes to Scotland’s wild places, be they mountain or glen, … Continue reading

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Allt Duine – Planning Meeting

 ALLT DUINE: Objection Achieved!  The application for the Allt Duine Wind Farm by RWE-Npower was rejected by Highland Council today 17.01.12 by a vote of 9 for the proposal to reject against three to approve. This was after a site visit which included a … Continue reading

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Glowing with Pride!

Renewables UK bragged to the BBC yesterday that the 100mph winds had resulted in record output from Renewable resources at 60% of capacity.  Bullsh*t! Firstly wind turbines are designed to turn themselves off at over 58mph for safety reasons and … Continue reading

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Tourism – The Future (Are the Borders a warning?)

The future of Tourism in Scotland for the Highlands looks bleak. Scottish Tourism was given a target of growth of 50% by 2015 from a base of some £4.2 billion and employing some 200,000 people. Recent reports from the Borders … Continue reading

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Allt Duine Windfarm – A Critical Analysis

We have been pointed to a brilliant web site by (click here)Scotland-landscapes,com  which defines the areas affected by the Allt Duine Wind Farm on the very borders of the Cairngorm National Park. This is the assault on the A9 corridor … Continue reading

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Don’t shoot all the Landowners!

Here is a very good article from Lord John Mackenzie, Earl of Cromartie and immediate Past President of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. He is a supporter of several local Wind Farm objections including Druim Ba, Wind Farm Action Group, … Continue reading

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The Wake for the Wilds – Finale

Let the words of Janet Donnelly speak for themselves: We have come here today because we are the lucky ones. We are lucky because we are the last generation who remember and who have had a chance to be inspired … Continue reading

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Stronelairg

 This is frightening when you read the numbers. Stronelairg 140 turbines (135 meters) Balmacaan 138 turbines!  

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A Wake for the Wild

Not that long ago a planning application was approved for a Wind Farm at Dunmaglas in the Monadhliath Mountains to the south of Loch Ness. Highland Council chose not to object and so starts a sorry tale. Sigrid Rausing on the adjoining Coignafearn Estate … Continue reading

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Irish Sea Eagle Killed by Turbine

What is so amazing is that it was obvious that it was going to happen and yet the RSPB still support the construction of Wind Farms. Two links here which hopefully you will find informative. The first is to the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Highlands

Welcome to the Highlands, the land of  sparkling Burns, The Heather hughed Glens, High Mountains where the Eagles soar, a land of Deer and Salmon, Kilts and Pipes. The Corbetts, the Grahams and the Monros. A place to revitalise the … Continue reading

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