I have been reading that there are a small number of people that oppose the proposed Glenkirk and Tom Nan Clach windfarm sites in the Highlands.
They oppose the turbines as they believe it will effect the tourist industry, film industry and that it will make the country side look bad; one person has said that it will directly effect their self-catering units. This may be true as the companies that are to build the turbines may rent the units for the duration of the builds. Another has said it will make the castle in Lochindorb look bad, while others have also said that the noise will be horrendous and that birds may fly into them (laughable).
I have recently returned to Scotland after serving almost seven years in Germany with my wife and two children were we lived one kilometre from a rural windfarm site that had approximately 30+ turbines and we did not hear them. Nor did we see them unless we looked for them, and when you did see them they were aesthetically pleasing and relaxing to watch.
I would suggest driving a number of those opposed past sites that are already in commission and asking them if they had seen them. Don’t they realise that renewable energy is a safer, cleaner option to have power in their homes, also that it will create jobs for the local communities in the building and upkeep of the turbines.
They may also produce enough energy for the homes/businesses in the areas and more therefore we can sell off the excess power to the national grid which will strengthen our economy in Scotland. I hope that ministers make the right choice and approve both the sites.