Rannoch wind farm: motion lodged in Scottish Parliament

Mid Scotland and Fife MSP puts down parliamentary motion drawing attention to planned Talladh-a-Bheithe wind farm and impacts on wild land.

Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Murdo Fraser has put down a motion S4M-10744 drawing attention to the planned Talladh-a-Bheithe wind farm which would impact on wild land in the Rannoch area of Highland Perthshire.

The motion also highlights the importance of this case in the context of new Scottish planning policy. The full text of the motion reads:-

“That the Parliament notes objections to the planned Talladh-a-Bheithe wind farm on Rannoch Moor from the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and the John Muir Trust; considers that, if granted, the Talladh-a-Bheithe project will be visually detrimental to an area of outstanding natural beauty and one that is included in Scottish Natural Heritage’s wild land map; believes that the 24 turbines planned for two kilometres north of the Loch Rannoch and Glen Lyon National Scenic Area will be visible from 30 Munros and Corbetts, including the popular Schiehallion mountain; understands that this case presents the Scottish Government with its first real test following the announcement of the Third National Planning Framework (NPF3), in which 19% of Scotland was identified as national parks and national scenic areas and therefore out of bounds to developers, and notes calls for the Scottish Government to reaffirm its commitment to preserving Scotland’s precious natural heritage.”

If you are concerned about the impact this wind farm will have on wild land please check to see if your MSPs have already signed the Motion If not, ask them to stand up for wild land and support this motion. Please ask both your constituency and regional MSPs to sign the Motion.

UPDATE 20 August: The motion has secured cross-party support and is now eligible for a Members' Debate. This will take place on 30 September.

Read more about our concerns about the Talladh-a-Bheithe wind farm