June 16, 2012

Call for end to Scottish mountain wind farms

www.scotsman.com 16 June 2012

Scotland’s Munros and Corbetts must be protected from wind farms, according to the country’s leading mountaineering organisation.

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland yesterday launched a “Manifesto on Onshore Wind Farms”, claiming: “Scotland can achieve its aims for renewable energy without industrialising our most important mountains.”

The council, which represents more than 11,000 hillwalkers and climbers, is calling for a moratorium on commercial wind farms which encroach on the country’s highest peaks: Munros, over 3,000ft, and Corbetts, between 2,500ft and 2,999ft.

Ron Payne, the body’s director of landscape and access, said: “The mountains and wild places of Scotland are a national asset beyond price, yet they risk being irrevocably damaged.”

URL to article:  https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2012/06/16/call-for-end-to-scottish-mountain-wind-farms/