A Braw Wind Is Blowing: Windfarms Rejected by Scottish Government

While much of the country falls under the shadow of wind turbines, there have been a few good news stories of late. Yesterday it was reported that Energy Minister Fergus Ewing had refused consent for a 22 turbine windfarm at Sallachy and Duchally, as well as refusing consent for a 23 turbine windfarm at Glencassley near Lairg.

http://www.northern-times.co.uk/News/Ministers-refuse-consent-for-Sallachy-and-Glencassley-wind-farms-17112015.htm

This follows on the decision a few weeks back to refuse consent for the Talladh-a-Bheithe windfarm near Rannoch.

http://www.keeprannochwild.org.uk/

While most of the applications which fringe urban areas go ahead the creation of the Wild land map by Scotish Natural Heritage has gone some way to help protect what remains of our wild land which would otherwise be viewed as a different kind of natural asset by developers: a purely financial one.

http://www.snh.gov.uk/protecting-scotlands-nature/looking-after-landscapes/landscape-policy-and-guidance/wild-land/mapping/

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