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Comment posted Major environmental groups seriously compromised by wind developers’ cash by Robert Wakeham.

Whatever else he is, Trump isn’t daft enough to deny the obvious, but does that make him a hero in your eyes, Malcolm?

Robert Wakeham also commented

  • On the subject of cars, I find it very strange that we live in a society that sets increasingly ambitious targets for moving to renewable energy – and for increasing thermal insulation of buildings – but exercises no control over the purchase of ‘gas guzzlers’ other than what appear to be rather ineffective tax penalties.
    The price of fuel is irrelevant – if you’ve got the money there’s no limit on how profligate you are on the road.
  • ‘..I think the days of rich men dictating what can and cannot be done in Scotland are now past’ – so did I, and was surprised at the way in which an obvious ‘fat cat’ was given a platform in the Holyrood parliament to promote his personal cause. How many of the rest of us would be granted that privilege?
  • On the subject of intermittent tidal power, I’m surprised that the Sound of Islay scheme seems to be going ahead but as yet there’s no talk (as far as I know) of complementary tidal schemes to even out the electricity produced, nearer than Kyle Rhea . The Corran Narrows, Connel and Otter Ferry all spring to mind as having potential.
  • Scotland needs to get cracking with developing efficient, viable, energy storage systems – and reviewing the profit margins on government subsidised windfarms, to discourage ‘the get rich quick brigade’.
  • It’s definitely a brainwashing conspiracy Malcolm – when are you going to march on Edinburgh?

Recent comments by Robert Wakeham

  • With Heb Isles in for repairs, CalMac charters replacement vessel to reduce underprovision for Islay
    Scott Smith – you give the impression that you have advance knowledge of future vessel deployments, but you get your dates, boats and places jumbled up. Any chance you could clarify these, please?
  • With Heb Isles in for repairs, CalMac charters replacement vessel to reduce underprovision for Islay
    A movable mezzanine deck that can’t be repaired unless the ship is dry docked?
    Sounds a bit like a car that needs dismantling before the oil can be changed. I wonder if someone specified some really exotic features on that mezzanine deck that no commercial ship owner in their right mind would dream up in their worst nightmare – but which the ship builder was only too happy to install, if the price was right?
  • With Heb Isles in for repairs, CalMac charters replacement vessel to reduce underprovision for Islay
    The comments on this particular thread (at least, those that are relevant and not just trying to make everything political) can be read as reflecting wider concerns, and it’s now being reported in the newspapers that the seriously inadequate response of Calmac when the Hebridean Isles had to be withdrawn from service for repairs in the middle of the summer tourist season is going to be reviewed at a meeting in Islay in October, reportedly to be hosted by our MSP, to hold Calmac, Transport Scotland and the Government to account.
    Hopefully they’ll have the sense to leave the bullshit on the mainland.
  • With Heb Isles in for repairs, CalMac charters replacement vessel to reduce underprovision for Islay
    The BBC Scottish News website today has a lengthy item about Calmac’s trials and tribulations with the good ship Isle of Arran.
    However, it’s really only padding out the previously known facts as deemed suitable for release by Calmac, and leaves the details of the boat’s problems unexplained. It’s basically a case of ‘bear with us, there’ll be jam tomorrow’.
    Someone needs to spell out to the Calmac management – and our Holyrood politicians – that if you drive an old banger that wouldn’t pass its MOT and gave the police some feeble excuse about not being able to find spare parts you’d wind up in court.
    The BBC could at least have asked Calmac to explain what sort of problems were making the boat more susceptible to weather cancellations – and as to the Finlaggan running about with a broken mezzanine deck and the Heb Isles crashing into Kennacraig pier, maybe the BBC consider these matters to be unworthy of reporting, let alone investigation.
  • With Heb Isles in for repairs, CalMac charters replacement vessel to reduce underprovision for Islay
    Quoting me out of context, NCH – but it’s nice to know that you read my despicable comments in the Herald, as well as enthusiastically scrutinising this, your favourite despicable blog. Chin up, don’t let your enemies get you down.

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