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Comment posted Marine Scotland identifies 15 new Scottish sea areas for offshore wind by Alex McKay.

Robert is quite right that the areas shown on the map are indicative only showing areas for “research” and NOT areas which will inevitably have windfarms. Indeed, this map should not have come as quite such a surprise to Newsroom, with their highly emotive and ridiculously OTT language “the recoil of a rape”, as this looks like a redraw of a map published last March by Offshore Wind Scotland, a consortium of HIE, SE and the Scottish Goverment: http://www.offshorewindscotland.org.uk/index.php/journey_to_2050/scotlands_offshore_wind_sites
The new map enlarges some of the areas, especially in the Clyde, but the indication of joining Islay to Barra and blocking the north end of the Minch were on the earlier map.

Alex McKay also commented

  • Newsroom. I don’t deny you legitimate concern, but you appear to have decided when writing your article to assume that all the areas indicated would end up completely covered in turbines, which a reading of the whole report instead of a glance at just one of the maps it contains would have made clear, so in my view your language was unwarranted, e.g. “unhinged”, “brutalist”,”rape”, “effectively unnavigable”, Frankenstein deskbound madness”. Offshore wind developments are going to happen, and what this new report deserves is cogent argument and considered responses not an OTT reaction such as yours.

Recent comments by Alex McKay

  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Robert, on the day when the effects of the SNP’s disastrous “decade of failure” regarding the education records of our schools and schoolchildren are plastered across the front pages of several newspapers, pointing out to “A.Salmon” that he can’t spell merely confirms that he is a product of that “decade of failure”.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Oh look, the little troll has managed three illiterate posts in a row. One wonders why he bothers crawling out of his hole.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Presumably, like a good little SNP troll, he’s currently at the SNP annual conference worshipping his mistress.
  • With Heb Isles in for repairs, CalMac charters replacement vessel to reduce underprovision for Islay
    I see that, unlike the Hebridean Isles a few weeks ago which had to wait outside for several days, the Hebrides has gone straight into the dry dock. Does anyone here believe that accidents always come in threes! If so, which ship’s soon going to ram which pier? 🙂
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    AS. I see your capacity for self-delusion is still working well. Not only are Yes voters still trailing badly, but a majority of Scottish voters have said they don’t want another indyref. Unfortunately, the FM has to keep raising the subject because of braindead Nats like yourself pushing her where she doesn’t want to go.

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