Group want end to Loch Ness and Great Glen wind farms

A new campaign group has been set up to fight against the spread of wind farm developments around Loch Ness.

Save Loch Ness say over 30 miles of wind turbines are either in the pipeline or already approved on land around the loch.

They believe over 500 turbines have been proposed.

The group want all wind farm developments in the Loch Ness area to be stopped.

Save Loch Ness claims to have 100 members and more than 2,000 signatures from all over the world on a petition to the Scottish Parliament.

Jim Treasurer, spokesman for Save Loch Ness campaign, told Radio Scotland: “It is a spectacular landscape and certainly the most famous loch in the world, and the Great Glen is probably the most famous valley in Europe.

“We are quite concerned that the future plans for the area are to extend 30 miles of wind farms on both sides of the Great Glen adjacent to Loch Ness.

“People come here to see the outstanding natural beauty of the area and with 30 miles of wind farm developments including hundreds of miles of access tracks, the environment will become very artificial and there is no doubt it will impact the tourism economy of the Highlands.”

read more: BBC News Scotland, 13 April 2015 From the section Highlands & Islands

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