Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Windhead Moor wind farm plans withdrawn

'Hen harriers 'scupper' wind farm'. Article here

Excellent news.

4 comments:

  1. Thats good news.

    One thing is certain: What ever we might find in the hills, we won’t have climbed them in vain. Frank S Smythe.
    Appropriate i think.

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  2. Alan - can't argue with the great man!

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  3. Hi Gibson, I meant to post this a few days back. I emailed the BBC recently (not for the first time, or the second) asking if they were prepared to allow their presenters of wildlife and natural history programmes to give their personal views on turbines. I notice it's a subject which seems to be studiously avoided, despite the fact that related issues such as bird migration, loss of habitat and land use are often discussed. I thought now, with Autumnwatch being back on for another run, might be an opportune time.

    I've heard Chris Packham (just as one example) give his views on species reintroduction, non-native invasive animals and plants, but nothing on upland power plants. Being suspicious by nature, I suspect some kind of whip is in place.

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  4. I believe there was an item on Countryfile recently putting the case for and against turbines.

    I imagine it was the usual superficial five minutes or less but I could be wrong. Someone reading this may have seen the programme and like to comment.

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