March 26, 2013

About


About Us

Scotland Against Spin is an independent alliance campaigning for the reform of the Scottish Government’s unsustainable wind energy policy

Who We Are

Scotland Against Spin (SAS) was set up in mid-January 2013 by a small group of experienced campaigners who have been active at local and national levels for a number of years.

It is one of our founding principles that SAS is independent of any political party, lobbying organisation, landowner or developer.
SAS is entirely funded by donations from supporters, and all our personnel are volunteers.

A core team is responsible for the day-to-day operation of SAS, including recruiting of supporters; developing the website content; social media; liaising with the press and politicians; campaigning.

The core team includes SAS Chair Graham Lang, Treasurer Simon Andrews, Secretary Philip Mould, Membership Secretary Sarah Burnside.

What We Do

SAS’s goal is the reform of the Scottish Government’s wind energy policy and support for all those adversely affected by it. Resisting further wind development at every level is essential to reaching the tipping point which will force policy change. Among SAS’s core activities are;

  • Building a national network of skills and contacts
  • Lobbying at local and national levels
  • Campaigning in the media and acting as a national voice
  • Raising public awareness of what is wrong with wind energy
  • Working with NGOs and other agencies affected by wind energy policy
  • Organising and supporting direct action via protests
  • Helping start-up groups fighting turbine proposals
  • Supporting and connecting existing local anti-wind groups