October 25, 2011
Author: Markieta, Michael; and Carver, Steve
Regular visitors to the Scottish hills cannot have failed to notice the increasing environmental influence of renewable energy in recent years. Windfarms now feature prominently in views from many of our most iconic ‘wild’ mountains, a trend likely to accelerate with the Scottish Government’s tight timetable to generate all of Scotland’s power needs with low carbon technologies. If many more large onshore windfarms now look inevitable, then the question… Continue reading
Sunday Herald, 04 Nov 12
Colin Donald Business Editor, Sunday Herald
Failure to value the A68 “Carter Bar Panorama”, often seen as the most spectacular scenic gateway to Scotland, is resulting in a “major missed marketing opportunity” according to a new survey by the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland.
Claiming to be the first survey of its type to be based on the responses of operators rather than tourists, the report “The Economic Value Of Landscape In… Continue reading
Credit: By Iain Harrison | The Sunday Post | October 21, 2012
Scottish tourism chiefs have finally admitted wind farms could drive away visitors.
In a move that’s sure to put them on a collision course with the Scottish Government, VisitScotland has opposed a development near Lockerbie on the grounds it “could have a detrimental effect” on holidaymakers.
It is highly unusual for the taxpayer-funded agency to step in directly to challenge a wind farm application.… Continue reading