Local Scottish highlanders are forming up the ranks and preparing for a bit of a scuffle over something that many people think is just a slam dunk great thing: renewable energy. In Scotland the preferred renewable energy resource could be the strong Scottish winds blowing across the awesomely scenic and (at least presently) wild highlands. Plans for numerous large ‘wind farms’ are in place in the hills and mountains around Loch Ness and elsewhere.
It is important to keep in mind the fact that while the energy is renewable, a perfect landscape view is not. Wind turbines are monumentally huge and will dominate any landscape they encounter.
Watch this video to learn more. Warning – stick with the video – it really is about wind farms and it is an informative piece.
If you would like to dive into the action, here are two links to online petitions:
Care to monitor and learn more? We understand groups are being organized and websites are being created. We’ll keep you up to date as we receive additional information.