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Plans for a wind farm near 14th century Scottish castle have been rejected by councillors  

Credit:  By Scotland Now | 30 June 2015 | www.scotlandnow.dailyrecord.co.uk ~~

Plans for a wind farm near a 14th century Scottish castle have been rejected by councillors.

Objectors told Scottish Borders Council that the proposed nine turbines would spoil stunning views of Hermitage Castle near Hawick.

There were more than 300 letters of objection compared to more than 100
in support.

A council committee voted 6-2 against the scheme despite claims that it would help fight global warming.

Earlier this year, Outlander author Diana Gabaldon condemned plans for a wind farm near Loch Rannoch where scenes for the new epic TV serialisation of her work were filmed.

Diana said: “One of the most gratifying things about the TV show is that we were able to film it in Scotland, and that the staggering natural beauty of Scotland is as much a character as are any of the actors.

“I’ve heard from hundreds of fans that seeing the show has convinced them that they must go to Scotland, and from hundreds more who have already come to experience it for themselves.”

It is strongly opposed by many groups, including the Mountaineering Council of Scotland.

Source:  By Scotland Now | 30 June 2015 | www.scotlandnow.dailyrecord.co.uk

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