Metal Trees: Wind Farms in Scotland

Scotland is embracing renewable energy in all it’s forms. But onshore wind will single handedly make the Scottish Government’s commitments to developing a further 100% of energy use from renewables a reality in the near future.

Some communities in Scotland are fighting wind farm developments. These include the proposals to build a wind farm on the Talladh-a-Bheihe estate on Rannoch Moor. Other groups have used wind power as a means to allow residents to make improvements to their homes and communities. These include the village of Fintry and the work done by the Fintry Development Trust.

These two sides of the story are both important and have equal merit. We need renewables. But when will enough be enough? Is Rannoch a site too far?

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Mains of Loirston Explore- 22.3.14

Our latest trip. We’d heard about an abandoned farm near Cove that was surrounded by new houses so we packed our cameras and went to see for ourselves. It was a big set of buildings to look around and a lot of the farming bits and bobs are still there.

The house left us with a bit of a sad feeling as loads of personal effects were still in the house. Loads of pictures, medicines and little reminders of the people that used to live there. And a lot of mindless destruction.

It was like they had just up and left. Or something much sadder.