Interconnector from Norway to pump hydro power to UK when the wind doesn’t blow/Scottish Energy News

    By DARA BUTTERFIELD The British and Norwegian Prime Ministers have ‘warmly welcomed’ the new North Sea Network (NSN) interconnector with the final investment decision announced by the National Grid and their Norwegian counterpart, Statnett.       http://www.scottishenergynews.com/interconnector-from-norway-to-pump-hydro-power-to-uk-when-the-wind-doesnt-blow/

Wild land – where are the supporters?/Walkhighlands

ALLOW me to spout some numbers if you will. Between March 2013 and February 2014, according to Scottish Natural Heritage, 82% of adults in Scotland visited the outdoors for leisure or recreation, taking an estimated 396 million outdoor visits. http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/wild-land-where-are-the-supporters/0012698/

News Headlines/BBC News

Scottish Borders Council’s planning committee has unanimously rejected plans for a wind farm in the hills between Lauder and Stow. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-32117188

Power struggle – Herald

THE problem with Bernard Zonfrillo’s plea for the increased development and use of electric-powered vehicles and transport (Letters, March 25) is the potential shortfall in the availability of power to charge the vehicle batteries. Despite the huge cost to the public purse for specialist advisors, the Scottish Government has no Read more…