Scotland Abandons Plans to Build Wind Turbine

A LEADING wildlife charity has abandoned controversial plans to erect a wind turbine at one of Scotland’s largest nature reserves, The Scotsman can reveal.

RSPB Scotland was accused of hypocrisy and double standards earlier this year after revealing proposals to install a 62ft high “domestic” turbine at its Loch of Strathbeg reserve, near Crimond, in Aberdeenshire.

The reserve is home to almost 300 species of birds during the year, and in winter tens of thousands of geese, including up to a quarter of the world’s population of pink-footed geese, visit the loch.

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