Wind farm backer is ex-National Trust boss
"The local community is small and widespread and they do not have the manpower or resources to create effective opposition.
"Should these developments go ahead they will have a huge impact on the cultural, landscape, tourist and recreational assets and interests of this area."
January 23, 2006
by Alistair Munro
A HIGHLAND laird with a stake in controversial plans for an £89 million wind farm on his estate is a former chairman of the National Trust for Scotland.
Top banker Hamish Leslie Melville's Lochluichart Estate, near Garve, is a partner in a proposed 43-turbine development on the 30,000-acre property.
The turbines - which would stand 125 metres high - would form the furthest inland wind farm in Scotland. It would be visible from a number of famous mountains including the Fannichs, Ben Wyvis, Beinn Dearg, ConaMheall, Torridon and Strathfarrar, plus a couple of Corbetts.
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