Dear Bob Graham, Chairman of ‘Highlands Against Windfarms’,
Whilst your position of opposition to Wind Farms is noted and you are entitled to your opinion, get stuffed! You do not live on this island and consequently have no business making the statements that you do in this letter. Further, you clearly have no idea what you are talking about.
Many tourists visit these islands throughout the year and they would certainly benefit from having a £7 million hotel to stay in. Not only that but such a facility would allow members of the business community to hold seminars here whilst enjoying the scenery, fresh air and other benefits offered by these islands. This would bring more people and more revenue to all quarters of the island.
Your argument against wind farms is likewise ill-informed and facile. The fact that Scotland drawing all its energy from renewables would barely reduce global warming is irrelevant. If Scotland were to use renewables for all its energy, then Scotland would be greatly reducing its contribution to GW. This would hold us up as an example to the rest of the developed world, perhaps encouraging them to follow suit. That is when a difference will be made. After all, Scotland is well known for blazing a trail which others have followed – it’s to the likes of Bell, Baird, and Fleming (to name but the obvious ones) that the world owes many of its modern innovations!
Likewise, purely because you say Scotland “clearly can’t” draw all its energy from renewables is no reason not to try. If humanity adopted that attitude, we’d never have made it down from the trees, out of the caves and into the light of this modern (though admittedly flawed) world.