Scotland’s mountaineers are mobilising opposition over second attempt to
site a wind farm on a famous Highland mountain.
However, the developers say they have their geography wrong.
The Mountaineering Council of Scotland says the site earmarked for
development of up to 19 turbines is on Carn Gorm, which is on the southern
slopes of the Ben Wyvis massif, north west of Dingwall.
PI Renewables Ltd of West Calder in West Lothian insist it is not on Ben
Wyvis massif, but to the west of it.
The MCofS officials say they are astonished that a developer could even
consider siting a wind farm there.
But Simon Morton, one of PI’s directors, said: “Our project is not on the
Ben Wyvis Massif. We were very mindful of the previous plan, which had
threatened iconic views.”