During a debate on banning fracking, Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, invited SNP Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse to Dunkeld to meet with local residents concerned about the over-development of onshore wind projects in the area.
Many local residents have contacted the MSP to raise concerns that they felt under siege by wind farm applications in the area, with both the Griffin and Calliacher developments already constructed.
Despite pleas from local residents, and opposition from local Councils, the Scottish Government have imposed wind farms across the country. Many believe that these have had a negative impact on tourism and the local environment.
Commenting Murdo Fraser MSP said;
“The Scottish Government’s decision to ban fracking rides against not only their own scientific evidence but their own policies to tackle fuel poverty.
“Outlawing fracking because of a lack of public support flies in the face of their recent record on planning which has imposed industrial-scale windfarms on small rural communities, like Dunkeld.
“I have invited the Minister to Dunkeld to see first-hand the impact of inappropriately sighted wind farms and to listen to the views of residents whose lives have been blighted as a result of this.”