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Topic - The wild and the wind

Douglas Griffin - on 21 Apr 2013
An interesting article from today's Sunday Herald re. windfarms and wild land:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/columnists/the-wild-and-the-wind.20811820
"If the proposed wind farm at Stronelairg goes ahead, 67 turbines, each 135 metres tall, will tower over the landscape from a 700ft plateau in the heart of the Monadhliath Mountains, near Loch Ness. Much of the development will be built on peatland, an internationally important habitat that stores huge amounts of carbon, supports wildlife and helps to filter clean water. Around one million tonnes of rock will be excavated to build the site's concrete foundations and 40 miles of access roads. The entire development will create a footprint the size of Inverness, making Stronelairg not so much a wind farm as a wind city."
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