Wind Power – Another Assault On Scotlands Heritage

The symbols of Climate Religion besmirching landscapes across Scotland

Another wind turbine project in Scotland is under fire, this time near a historic stone circle in Aberdeenshire.

This stone circle is one of the oldest of its kind and is a scheduled monument, which should mean it is a protected site of national importance….

A contentious plan to erect a wind turbine near a historic stone circle in Aberdeenshire will be considered by councillors today.

The proposed development at Newbigging Farm, Chapel of Garioch, near Inverurie, lies just north of the Easter Aquhorthies monument.

The stone circle is thought to be one of the earliest built in Aberdeenshire, and is classed as a scheduled monument, which is a protected site of national importance.

Historic Scotland has objected to the application to build the 150ft wind turbine, which it believes would have a “significant impact” on the setting of the circle.

In a letter to Aberdeenshire Council’s planning department, Historic Scotland’s inspector of ancient monuments Martin Brann states that the monument is “characteristic of the Neolithic and early Bronze Age in Grampian”.

He states that the proposed wind turbine would be about 2,000ft from the stone circle.

“In this location, the turbine will be prominent in key views to and from the monument and we consider that it will have a significant adverse impact on the setting of the scheduled monument.”

The monument consists of 11 stones up to 8ft high with a total diameter of just under 65ft. One large 12ft stone lies horizontally, or recumbent, flanked by two of the upright stones.

Stone circles are believed to have arrived in the Aberdeenshire landscape in about 2000BC, but this particular circle also has a dry stone wall, which is thought to be a more recent addition, in either the 1700s or 1800s.

Wind farms are proving less than popular in Scotland as more and more objections are raised to these blots on the landscape.

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Posted on March 16, 2011, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Cancun COP16, Church Of Climatology, Climategate, COP16, Green Jobs Lie, Green Lies, IPCC, ManBearPig, Oh FFS, Wind Power and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Huge zoom here, look at the atmospheric perspective. Hugely exaggerates the impact of the turbines. Do you like you’re blog? Your internet? Your lights? Society needs clean energy. I’m from near Stirling, this is an unfair depiction.

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