Irony of the £6m wind-fall
Sir – Allow me to comment on the article about £6 million coming to community councils from local windfarms.
I couldn’t help but have a wee chuckle at the irony because it comes across as if they are all falling out trying to get their noses into the trough.
Dalry and the Glenkens was of course the heartland of the anti-windfarm group Glare.
They tried to stop Blackcraig windfarm happening and, lo and behold, all this money has suddenly come their way.
I could never understand their objections because Blackcraig is nothing more than a big sitka plantation – not a thing of beauty unless you are a forester.
Now I would add that Scotland is probably very glad of the electicity that these turbines are supplying.
It is certainly a lot safer and cheaper than nuclear.
We would do well to remember that a contaminated area at Sellafield has been described as the most dangerous industrial installation in western Europe.
What would Glare’s thoughts be on that, I wonder?
Meanwhile, £5,000 per week are going to flow into the coffers but up and down the country they can’t even decide what to do with it.