Thursday 3 May 2012

Having been a regular visitor to Shetland since 1987 I have explored most areas around the islands. What I cannot understand is why Viking Energy seem intent to set up a massive wind farm in the central mainland. This will be devastating for the wildlife no matter what they deduce from surveys they conduct in advance of installing the wind farm.

As a visitor one of the main reasons I travel to the isles is for the unspoiled beauty, magnificent views and superb wildlife. This will certainly put visitors off and the wind farms will also be a threat to birds such as Red throated diver and whimbrel which are already in decline

They should look at working with wave/ wind power as an alternative and less intrusive form of gathering energy. While the wind farm is not yet set in stone lets hope that it doesn't get the go ahead.

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