Firm reveals early plans for windfarm in Glen Isla – Courier

By Richard Watt A windfarm comprising 22 turbines of up to 125 metres in height could be proposed for the border of Angus and Perthshire. Edinburgh firm the Wind Prospect Group has submitted a scoping application to Angus Council for a development at woodland on Knockton Hill, Glen Isla. Knockton Hill is looked on by
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‘Rules being twisted to sneak in windfarm’ – Press and Journal

By Laura Paterson Anti-windfarm campaigners have accused an energy giant of trying to manipulate the planning process to build more turbines in the Highlands. SSE Renewables has a 20-turbine windfarm at Fairburn in Ross-shire, but wants permission for a further 12 turbines just over half a mile away. Instead of applying to Highland Council for
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Family firms need to embrace change says veteran chairman of Mackie’s

  THE chairman of ice cream and renewable energy business Mackie’s has highlighted some of the key lessons he has learned that have helped the business prosper over four generations of family ownership. Maitland Mackie underlined the importance for family businesses to embrace change in a speech at the University of Strathclyde, the first in
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Britain needs to embrace shale – Struan Stevenson

It used to be trendy to join protests against new motorway extensions. So-called environmentalists climbed trees and set up camps to block the bulldozers. Now, the latest focus for the green protesters and their celebrity backers is shale gas. Anti-fracking groups are mobilising across the UK, feverishly protesting that shale gas extraction will pollute our
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