Tourists shun Scottish regions hit by wind turbine ‘blight’Posted: July 20, 2017
Alex Salmond should be put in the dock for crimes against the environment and eco-terrosim. Literally.
Whitelee wind farm, Scotland [image credit: Bjmullan / Wikipedia]
Wherever onshore wind turbines are built there will also be networks of electricity pylons to carry the power away. Tourism is big business in windy Scotland.
A survey carried out on behalf of the John Muir Trust (JMT) found that 55% of respondents were “less likely” to venture into areas of the countryside industrialised by giant turbines, electricity pylons and super-quarries, reports The Times (via GWPF).
Just 3% said they were “more likely” to visit such areas, while 26% said such large-scale developments would make “no difference”. The poll has rekindled calls for Scottish ministers to increase protection for wild and scenic areas that, it is argued, will protect rural tourism businesses.
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