4th November, 2012
Conservation charity, the John Muir Trust, today released the results of a YouGov poll revealing widespread support across Britain, including in Scotland, for prioritising the protection of scenic wild land over large scale wind farms. The poll, based on a large sample of 2,269 GB adults, finds that:
- 40 per cent of people said the Government should prioritise protecting scenic wild land from large commercial wind farms, even if this means that there is less opportunity to develop wind power in those areas.
- 28 per cent said the Government should prioritise building large commercial wind farms, even if this means that some are placed on scenic wild land.