The Facts

It is important to save the natural landscape, the beautiful countryside and famous golf courses of Scotland. By standing together against the proposed wind turbines, we are saving tourism in Scotland and therefore preventing economic disaster, which would result from the affects of moving forward with this unthinkable wind turbine plan.

  • Alex Salmond’s plans for a rapid expansion in wind energy will destroy Scotland’s countryside forever and kill off the tourism industry.
  • Scotland’s landscape was, until recently, one of the great glories of our national heritage. No more, however. Wind farms have ruined everything.
  • The Scottish National Party Government’s green energy policy is over-ambitious and is spoiling Scotland’s scenery in the process
  • Too many communities are being blighted by nearby wind farms.
  • Scotland’s offshore wind developers have invested £165m in the country’s economy to date. The results were obtained from a survey of its members, which also reveal £65m was invested in 2012.
  • The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) said rare species such as whimbrels and red throated divers could be at risk.
  • The turbines will be up to 475ft tall – more than twice the height of the Wallace Monument.
  • The Scottish National Party’s administration is committing “financial suicide” by investing so heavily in an expensive form of power reliant on large public subsidies that creates jobs in other countries where the turbines are built.
  • Scotland’s countryside will become a “wind farm landscape” as hundreds more turbines are built to meet the SNP’s radical green energy targets, the country’s most senior planning officials have warned.
  • The cumulative effects of additional wind farms will change an otherwise unaltered local landscape into a ‘wind farm’ landscape
  • Scottish National Heritage (SNH) warned the proposals cannot be achieved without “significant effect” on the country’s natural environment and protection for species like the golden eagle.
  • Single turbines or smaller clusters can cause “disproportionate” damage to the landscape compared to the power they generate