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Sinister letters sent to critics of wind farm scheme  

Credit:  By: Rod Mills. Published: Wed, January 15, 2014. express.co.uk ~~

Poison pen letters have been sent to a retired doctor and her husband after they objected to plans for a wind farm near their home.

The letters purport to be from a group called Stranraer Wind Farm Enthusiasts.

The writer claims the group has 1,200 members.

Three crudely written and mis-spelt letters were sent to the couple and a third person in the Stranraer area of Wigtownshire.

Two went to retired GP Angela Armstrong, 71, and her husband Andrew Shiells, 67, at their farmhouse in Barrachan, near Port William.

Dr Armstrong and her husband are among the residents opposing plans by the French firm EDF to site 18 giant turbines, each 450ft high, close to their homes.

Dr Armstrong said: “What’s worrying is the apparent local knowledge. He, or she, complains about the posters we and some neighbours have put up along a remote stretch of country road.”

Mr Shiells, a retired journalist, said: “It’s a bit worrying, because our home is a bit remote. The value of our home and others has been destroyed by the prospect of a massive industrial turbine project on a site 50 yards from our back door. We are perfectly entitled to object to that and many politicians, including members of the SNP, have been supportive.

“I’m recovering from an operation following a heart attack, which happened on the way home from a protest at the last SNP conference in Perth. I can do without this kind of intrusion and hassle.”

One letter said: “We, the natives of Scotland, want as many wind turbines as possible. So please stop your nonsense now, before the landowners start to sue you anti-wind farm terrorists for loss of income.”

SNP MSP for the South of Scotland Chic Brodie said: “I trust that the law will be exercised in the most robust way.”

Police confirmed they were investigating and had given the couple security advice.

Source:  By: Rod Mills. Published: Wed, January 15, 2014. express.co.uk

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