Scottish Government refuses Glencassley and Sallachy wind farms

Trust congratulates Scottish Government for upholding Wild Land Areas map and refusing Glencassley and Sallachy wind farms

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Today the John Muir Trust, congratulated the Scottish Government on making the right decision to refuse consent for wind farm developments at Glencassley and Sallachy in the far north of Scotland, thereby upholding the principles of the Wild Land Areas map.

Stuart Brooks, Chief Executive at the John Muir Trust, said: “This is tremendous news for everyone who has worked to highlight that these developments were proposed in the wrong place.

“We are particularly delighted that the Scottish Government is following through and using the Wild Land Areas map to provide protection to Scotland’s nationally important wild land areas.”

Helen McDade, Head of Policy at the John Muir Trust, said: “The decision is a victory for those of us who have long campaigned for Scotland’s wild land to be protected from industrial-scale development.

“We hope this persuades energy companies looking at potential developments in wild land areas to get a clear message that the Government will protect these special places in the public interest.”

This is a crucial victory and the Trust thanks all our supporters who backed our campaign against the applications for large scale wind farms at Sallachy and Glencassley in Wild Land Area 34 in Sutherland.