Preserving Scotland’s Vistas Goal of Wind Wise Radio Petition
From sublime to scandalous–the industrialization of the Scottish landscape is unthinkable, but also well underway.
The Petition is addressed to First Minister Alex Salmond, head of the Scottish Government; Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism Fergus Ewing; Member of the Scottish Parliament Murdo Fraser; and the Scottish People.
The petition invokes the legacy of John Muir and declares:
The current policies of the Scottish Government are promoting the reckless development of industrial wind throughout the beautiful landscapes of Scotland.
Each of the signers of this petition would like you to know:
We are not coming to Scotland to see your wind power plants.
We are not going to spend our hard-earned money to visit a land blighted by excessive wind turbine development.
Wind Wise Radio host Harley Keisch became involved with this quest when he suggested a letter-writing campaign to listeners during the program of November 25, 2012. The show featured a live discussion with Inverness Councillor Jim Crawford who is reviving the Countryside Party to oppose industrial wind development in Scotland. Also aired was a pre-recorded interview with David Gibson. He described the Protecting our Mountains manifesto of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS).
For more on the top photo, see the Daily Mail article by Rebecca Camber and David Derbyshire: “The shocking picture that shows how a wind farm has disfigured one of Britain’s loveliest landscapes.”
Murdo Fraser has spoken out against the rampant onshore development of industrial wind projects.