Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Wind Up

This view from the Eishken Estate across Loch Seaforth to the hills of North Harris is close to the proposed Muaitheabhal Wind Farm. The original planning application was for 133 turbines, but 33 were granted. Now this has been increased by a further six. It's difficult to picture more inaccessible countryside and to imagine how construction and maintenance will take place in one of the remoter parts of the UK. The workers will feel like early settlers.

Scottish Islands Explorer - a comparatively minor source of power

1 comment:

David & Margaret Gartside said...

Reading this down in sunny Spain, but the photo reminds us of the magnificence of The Isles and we are already relishing our spring visit. Great blog - our daily tonic, thanks.