[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

‘Windfarms threaten to blot out film boom’ 

Credit:  By Cameron Brooks | The Press and Journal | 16 November 2012 | www.pressandjournal.co.uk ~~

The Scottish Government’s obsession with windfarms could put the country’s flourishing film industry at risk, an MSP has warned.

Former Conservative leader Annabel Goldie claimed approving developments in areas of outstanding natural beauty – such as the Highlands – would make location scouts think twice about using them for film scenes.

And she urged the Scottish Government to consider launching an inquiry with production companies into whether turbines affect filming decisions. The Highlands and islands have featured heavily in a string of major films recently, such as the James Bond movie Skyfall, which was partly filmed in Glencoe, as was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Last week Conservative chief whip John Lamont urged the government to stop its “costly obsession” with wind power after it emerged ministers have approved 29 of 35 major developments since taking power in 2007.

Critics said the statistics were “alarming” and illustrated the government’s fixation with wind power despite widespread concerns about the impact of turbines on the landscape and nearby communities.

A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: “Scotland is becoming an increasingly sought-after film location on account of our magnificent landscapes, historic homes and good film crews.”

Source:  By Cameron Brooks | The Press and Journal | 16 November 2012 | www.pressandjournal.co.uk

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky