Mount Lothian

A video presentation produced by Malcolm Kirk on behalf of Penicuik Environment Protection Association who are currently objecting to a proposal for 9x102m Industrial Wind Turbines. The video highlights the visual impact from various key points using advanced 3d modelling and animation. The applicant for the wind farm; Wind Prospects Read more…

The Wind Prof

The Wind Prof is a series of videos created by Malcolm Kirk to highlight issues with regards to industrial wind developments. In this vlog, the Prof explores the energy costs associated with wind in comparison with the amount of energy produced by wind turbines. For more videos by Malcolm Kirk, Read more…

Planning Democracy – Equal Right of Appeal

The organisation ‘Planning Democracy’ which campaigns for a fair and inclusive planning system in Scotland has launched a petition of the Government seeking the right of appeal for communities. Under current planning rules, if a mine, power station or large-scale housing scheme is rejected, the developer can appeal the decision. Read more…

Open Letter to Mr Ken MacIntosh MSP

Dr Connor was contacted by a number of East Renfrewshire residents after their MSP, Ken MacIntosh, responded to their concerns about the effect on Public water supplies affected by the Whitelee windfarm development. Mr MacIntosh forwarded to these constituents a reply from Scottish Water stating their position. Dr Connor felt Read more…

Wind turbines Windmapped….

In our last newsletter, John Mackay (author of Scotland’s Beauty at Risk) took a look at the shortcomings of the currently available data sets on turbine numbers in Scotland. Having seen the inability/unwillingness of the Scottish Government to provide accurate data on how widespread wind turbine developments are, and failings Read more…