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Wind power plan ‘threatens
Macbeth hill fort’

Scotsman [Edinburgh], by Frank Urquhart

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/6/2014 9:59:54 PM

A major campaign was launched today to prevent an ancient hill fort immortalised in Shakespeare’s Macbeth being threatened by Perthshire’s tallest wind farm. The owners of the Bandirran Estate and green energy company Banks Renewables have submitted a joint application to develop a “community” wind project near Balbeggie and close to the historic fort on Dunsinane Hill, celebrated in the Bard’s “Scottish play”. The developers are planning to erect six turbines, each up to 132 metres high, and capable of generating more than 20 megawatts of electricity. The development has sparked an outcry among residents and anti wind farm campaigners,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/6/2014 10:49:00 PM     (No. 9722638)

This is sacrilege.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: belwhatter, 2/7/2014 4:37:36 AM     (No. 9722762)

Yes #1 Sacrilege and add greed; yet another case where good citizens are ignored.

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