Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Roman Roads and Windfarms

Those of you interested in the debate around local windfarm development and the potential impact upon archaeological and historic monuments should take a few moments to read this tremendous piece of research from local historians Louie Pastore and Stephen Jennings.

No one would deny that we need to seek new sources of energy - as we've said before, there are many excellent examples across Scotland of local communities coming together to ensure community ownership and control of such developments, generating sustainable income for themselves while creating jobs. certainly not going to argue with that (though that isn't exactly the model that's being proposed locally...) However, whether we need to site windfarms in areas of historical significance is a different debate...

Read the report here...

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