Archive for December 19th, 2013

December 19, 2013

A wind farm on the edge of Rannoch Moor?

by backpackingbongos

It’s easy to get complacent and think that certain things are sacred.  You would think that the world famous Rannoch Moor would be totally safe from industrial development?  Last night just before bed I was reading an excellent blog post called ‘The fall of the wild: Part three – why nothing is something‘.  Ben’s blog is excellent if your interest in the outdoors extends beyond the weight of technical fabrics.

There are a few lines that had me awake for longer than I would have liked.  A reference to a proposal for a wind farm on the edge of Rannoch Moor.  Rather than go into the proposals myself, here are a couple of links.

http://www.mcofs.org.uk/news.asp?s=2&id=MCS-N11319&nc=

http://www.mcofs.org.uk/assets/access/talladhabheithewf.pdf

And what is the reason for mentioning this depressing news?  The Wild Land Map Consultation closes tomorrow.  If you truly care about wild places please take a few minutes out and follow this link.

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