[ 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

Sandend group ‘committed’ to saving local beach 

Credit:  By Jamie Ross | The Press and Journal | March 6, 2018 | www.pressandjournal.co.uk ~~

A group set up to prevent an offshore windfarm building part of its development at a north-east beach has insisted it is “committed” to fighting the scheme.

Moray West Offshore aims to deploy 90 giant turbines off the coast of the Moray Firth which could provide power for 900,00 homes.

But one of the possible routes for the cables to connect the project to the Blackhillock substation, near Keith, draws a line through the village of Sandend.

Now a group of campaigners is attempting to convince the energy firm to rethink its plans by touting the beauty of the sands and claiming the development would destroy the local surfing scene.

A public exhibition giving locals the chance to voice their opinions on the proposal was set to take place last week.

But the Beast from the East snowstorms forced it to be delayed.

Despite this, the Save Our Sandend group said it would not be giving up on its fight.

“SOS remains committed in our opposition to the landfall site of this development,” a spokesman said.

The group had previously offered to take representatives from the firm on a tour of the beach to explain why it was important to its members.

So far, no such site visit has taken place.

At a public meeting last month, Moray Offshore’s managing director, Dan Finch, said the firm was “surprised” by the feedback it has received since unveiling its plans.

Ray Murray, the chairman of Sandend’s community council, said it was a question of persuading the company that there were better options available.

“I’m not promising you a cheaper place to land, but I’m promising you a better place to land for you and all of us,” he added.

In addition to the group’s efforts, more than 5,000 people have signed a petition to block the development.

Source:  By Jamie Ross | The Press and Journal | March 6, 2018 | 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