Clickable map (edited to add Druim Ba Scoped Power Plant)
or… JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN’T GET ANY WORSE…..
Today’s news is that SSE (Scottish & Southern Energy) are holding meetings to discuss two new wind Power Plants: Stronelairg and the Balmacaan. You can see them both on the map above. I have had to estimate the position of the Stronelairg Power Plant from the descriptions SSE have given in their Scoping Report as cunningly, their report refers to attached maps but does not attach them… Strange, eh? You can see that Scoping Report HERE.
Both Plants will be using turbines even bigger than those proposed at Dunmaglass – 135m to tip. (Dunmaglass’s are 125m)
Without seeing the true horror of Stronelairg laid out on a turbine map, I went on to the Balmacaan Scoping Report. You can see this Scoping Report HERE. And this time they did provide a turbine layout therein. Now then – Hold on to your hats, girls, because this one takes some getting used to: (Look away if you are of a nervous disposition…)
UNBELIEVABLE! One of the most wonderful walking landscapes in the whole of Scotland and this is how they want to look after it…
So – if you want to see the Monadhliath & the Balmacaan for one last time, I suggest you drag your sorry backsides up there smartish, for tomorrow it will be gone forever.
Here are two (clickable) pictures taken in the Balmacaan in 2006 on my TGO Crossing of that year. Magnificent Wild Land.
A Heartbreakingly Beautiful Place (and the capitals are important here…)
24th March EDIT:
I have added the Druim Ba Power Plant to the location map at the top of this blog post which is just to the north of the Balmacaan Plant. This is another Power Plant in the pipeline, of about 30 Turbines. It will be massively visible.