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Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

JMT Petition to the Scottish Government



The John Muir Trust is calling for a new national environmental designation for wild land and has submitted a 3,500 signature petition to the Scottish government amid fears that some of the best landscapes in Scotland are at risk.

The JMT is particularly concerned about the impact of "badly sited, industrial scale wind farm development proposals"

Scottish National Heritage does not apparently advocate a specific wild land designation and is preparing a new assessment of wildness across Scotland.

The Scottish government said a review of the situation was underway and all organisations with an interest in conservation would be consulted.

Source: BBC Scotland News

4 comments:

  1. Sounds a good start. I look forward to hearing more.

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  2. I'll post as and when progress (or otherwise) is made. It might take some time though!

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  3. They will stall and stall until all the wild places will under whirling steel and concrete roads. Just look at the stalling tactics employed against the hilltracks campaign.

    The politicians do not give a stuff for wild places. The evidence against the Power Plants is becoming more and more evident, yet they are still ignoring it and going with their out-dated dogma. They should hang their heads in shame.

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  4. Of course you're spot on Alan. Only a few days ago the Scottish Government overturned a local council's decision to refuse planning for four turbines near Glenluce.

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