Talladh-a-Bheithe wind farmPublished: 22nd August 2014
Updated 30 Oct 2015: Read why we were concerned about this proposed development - ruled "not competent" by Scottish Government in Oct 2015.
In June 2014, on the same day that the Scottish Natural Heritage map of Wild Land Areas and new planning policy was adopted, an application for a wind farm at Talladh-a-Bheithe north of Loch Rannoch in Highland Perthshire was submitted
The development was by Talladh-a-Bheithe Wind Farm Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eventus BV and was for 24 turbines up to 125m high.
The development site lay within Wild Land Area 14: Rannoch-Nevis-Mamores-Alder, to the north of Loch Rannoch. If approved, the wind farm would have adversely affected views from 30 Munros and Corbetts including Buachaille Etive Mor and our own Schiehallion. We warned that the development would be a "stab in the heart of Scotland's wild land." Read what we said.
The Trust strenuously challenged this development alongside others including the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and local campaign group Keep Rannoch Wild. You can read our objection and other supporting documents in the downloads below.
In September 2014, the Scottish Parliament debated a motion tabled by Murdo Fraser MSP, the MSP for Mid Scotland Fife, which includes the Rannoch area. Over 40 Trust members and supporters attended the debate at Holyrood. You can read our report of the debate in the downloads below. Read the text of the motion and find out which MSPs supported it here
Local Perth & Kinross councillors were expected to consider this application and make their views known to the Scottish Government in 2015. A vigorous local campaign was run against this development by Keep Rannoch Wild.
LATEST NEWS 30 October 2015:- the Scottish Government ministers and the Energy Consents Unit ruled the application ‘not competent.’ Read more