An article first posted in yesterday’s “Grampian Online”, written by David Porter, really puts into perspective the monolithic nature of the proposed Hill of Fare development, with a spectacular montage of an 820ft turbine alongside Big Ben. The full article can be found here.

Local MP, Andrew Bowie was recorded as commenting:

“These turbines will be of a scale not seen on the Scottish landscape ever before, they constitute a substantial deviation from Aberdeenshire Council’s recommended tip height of 250ft and will tower above natural landmarks for miles in all directions”

The proposed turbines standing at a monstrous 820ft tall will be over twice the height of Parliamentary landmark ‘Big Ben’ and will stand only 200ft short of the Eiffel Tower.

A strong advocate for the north-east energy sector Mr Bowie continues to back the oil and gas industry whilst supporting the region to become a global leader in the race to Net Zero, however, he says that transition to greener fuels cannot be done at any cost: “We must continue to move towards Net Zero, but we cannot do so at the expense of our natural environment.”

A sentiment reflected by many in the locality of Hill of Fare and beyond.

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