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Credit:  The Shetland Times, www.shetlandtimes.co.uk 16 November 2010 ~~

I am a keen supporter of any form of sustainable energy project and yet I would abhor the idea of destroying the great beauty of some parts of Shetland forever by erecting wind turbines on a large scale.

We are proud that Shetland is one of the last places in Britain having miles of scenery with uninterrupted views and unspoilt countryside.

We greatly benefit from having thousands of visitors who come to enjoy a Shetland hardly changed for centuries.

The windfarm would destroy all those things tourists come to visit: scenery, wildlife, the peace and quiet of the countryside.

Having lived and travelled in many parts of Europe I appreciate the unique beauty of Shetland. I recently visited the eastern part of Austria – miles of flat countryside growing wheat and other agricultural products. At regular intervals were wind turbines dotted about – thousands of them. The dull monotony of the landscape benefited from the moving windmills.

Never would Austria contemplate windfarms in the Alps or any other areas of natural beauty.

We are constantly told about the great financial benefits of large scale wind turbines for Shetland and the dire consequences if we fail to use this opportunity offered to us. We are bombarded by questionnaires and propaganda which only serves to put pressure on us, the public, in the hope that we capitulate.

Please don’t sell our beautiful countryside for 30 silver pieces.

Feri Bartai

Source:  The Shetland Times, www.shetlandtimes.co.uk 16 November 2010

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