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CATS comments on Alex Salmond’s speech today re wind turbines 

Credit:  Communities Against Turbines Scotland (CATS) ~~

CATS poured scorn on Mr Salmond’s statements, and said they showed a shocking level of willful fantasy and ignorance. Spokeswoman Linda Holt said:

“Instead of parading around the world as a great green leader, Mr Salmond needs to get out into the Scottish countryside and meet the communities, including tourism stakeholders, whose lives and businesses are being ruined by turbinisation.

No one (apart from politicians) comes to Scotland to see a windfarm. No one wants to live next door to a windfarm. No one climbs a mountain to see a windfarm.

If Mr Salmond’s main experience of windfarms is pretty photos or glimpses from a passing car, he might just be able to fantasize that they are not giant, noise and flicker emitting structures which dominate their surroundings for miles around. In reality, windfarm landscapes are alien, alienating places, hostile to man and beast.

Many people in Scotland will be horrified to hear these remarks from the First Minister, including the poor beleaguered officers in planning departments across the country and in Scottish Natural Heritage, the agency charged by the government to protect the Scottish landscape. Government is about more than enticing industrial wind developers to your country at any cost.”

Source:  Communities Against Turbines Scotland (CATS)

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