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Windfarm monstrosities

Garve, near Inverness, is to suffer a doubling of its load of wind turbines (the Press and Journal, March 23). This is said not to have a very great extra effect on the surroundings. Kiltarlity may get its share of these monstrosities, too.

It has been reported that the government, despite increasing rejection of the turbines by communities everywhere, has approved altogether 42 (onshore) windfarms since 2007.

There are the usual fables about powering thousands of homes, but it is reported that Scotland had to import a third of its electricity from England recently because the windfarms’ output fell for over a day.

Again and again, this obsessed government and councils have had to be reminded strongly that equivalent gas power plants are essential to maintain electricity supples when renewables fail, and that it is universally agreed that Scottish tourism will be very much diminished by these armies of 400ft protrusions.

Stirling Castle is now overshadowed by them.

Intransigent arrogance has led to this scenic destruction.

Large base-load power stations remain crucial to Scotland’s present power needs, and for increasing future demands. Don’t vote for anyone who wants onshore turbines.

Joe Darby,

Glenburn,

St Martins Mill,

Cullicuden,

Dingwall.