Mission for wild lands

“Shetland unsuitable for Viking windfarm, says John Muir Trust” – 19th November.

Without resting importance to this development, I can only regret that the John Muir Trust has not taken a strong stance to protect Shetland at an earlier stage. After all, is it not their mission to defend wild lands?

It is also sad that they find it necessary to placate the wind industry and the SNP with these words: “The trust supports sustainable economic development in wild land areas”.

May I ask: what is sustainable about destroying the rest of the Scottish wild lands with wind turbines?

Mark Duchamp
Partida La Sella, 25
03750 Pedreguer,


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  • Danny Mullay

    • November 22nd, 2010 16:16

    Almost all of us in the Scotland live an energy dependant lifestyle, supported by largely polluting energy sources. If you believe that constructing wind farms “destroys” wild lands that is unfortunate, but they provide a source of energy that is sustainable.

  • Colin Hunter

    • December 2nd, 2010 1:10

    How can ANY Spaniard talk about desroying wild places? Sureley all the “Resorts” where the unsuspecting millions from Northern lands now flock to in order to contract skin cancer from over exposure to the Spanish sun were once unspoiled and wild. Do they not have widfarms anywhere in Spain? They are fortunate enough to have solar power generating stations. Were these built in urban areas? I think not. I personally don’t care what happens in Spain so why should you try to preach to us!
    What people forget is that Shetland is OUR land. WE were born and raised here, and we should be allowed to determine what happens here without interference from outsiders, whether they live here or not.


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