Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Monday, 19 September 2011

Denny to Beauly Power line

Traffic management plans have been finalised for the B8033 Kinbuck Road (Kinbuck is north of Dunblane) as part of the work required for the above power line.

So, if anyone still harbours thoughts that the march of wind power stations across the Highlands, and not-so-highland parts of Scotland, can be halted or effectively opposed, think again.

It grieves me to say so having opposed such monstrosities since around 2004 when Mellock Hill, near Yetts o' Muckhart was threatened.But there it is.


  1. There's much talk right now about the proposed relaxation of the planning laws; not that they seem particularly burdensome to those who have access to the right contacts.

    Mostly the discussion has centred around housebuilding programmes but you can't help wondering what else will slip through as part of the package. Heaven forbid that the energy companies benefit from any loosening of the regulations; they seem to have an easy enough ride as it is.

  2. It's relentless.

    It will be interesting to see the outcome of Allt Duine and the others near the Cairngorms.

    If *ever* there was one that should be stopped...

  3. Byeways - I hope not. The power companies certainly have it easy up here.

    Alan - No question it should be stopped. What's interesting is that when in the early 1980s it was proposed to extend ski lifts into Lurcher's Gully, over 7000 people objected and only about 150 were for it. I can't recall anything like the same numbers objecting to turbine proposals. Don't know if you know any different.