That’s just shot down the ‘No Tiree Array’ case then !
Malcolm Kirk also commented
- Never hide from the truth, Bob. The friend mentioned loves Scotland for all the reasons people / tourists have been coming here since Victorian times – for the clean air, wilderness, beauty, that ‘ get away from it all’ feeling. He is genuinely concerned about the future of our country. However, getting back to the theme of this forum, he also owns 2 large wind turbines ( on an industrial site ) which bring in a lot of money and helps to pay his bills in these stringent times. As a businessman he takes advantage of the system, as ever land owner can do legally, but at the same time he is totally mystified how anyone in their right mind could have come up with such a ridiculously expensive method of producing power!
- Just met with a friend who does not get up here as often as he would like – anyway he was telling me that through the docks business he owns down south, he is importing more coal than ever before – from all over the world -seemingly it is fairly cheap at the moment! He also said that in some areas of England there are posters going up saying support Scottish Nationalism – send them back where they belong – our ‘Dear Leader’ Salmond has really made an impression. RIP. Hopefully those of us who don’t have an inferiority complex about being part of the UK will prevail.
- If anyone is interested I have updated my website to include a page with the graph data for the 6 consecutive Sundays I have up to now been producing individually, using the detailed information taken from the Irish Grid website. The animation for the 8th April is on the Homepage. http://www.windfarms.me.uk/wind7.html
- Tim – I have learned from the comments above and in the interests of avoiding any further misinterpretation I am now using individual arrows to show the position and number of turbines when illustrating a map. I have just finished one this morning for the Galloway area and it says all I want it to say which is ‘ how many turbines there are/ will be, and where – and what heinous subsidies they will get paid by all of us.
Bill – To finish off a topic raised above when the need for wind farms was queried because Shetland already had a gas turbine producing 45% of its grid electricity,could you ask Mr Fox if indeed that still exists and was consideration given to expanding that, rather than pouring a further £1.2 billion of our money into investors pockets.
- Mr MacKenzie – to what do you refer ?
Recent comments by Malcolm Kirk
- Gigha community ownership on brink of failure
Anyone got a – probably much maligned – multi millionaire on tap ? Yet again!
- SAMS launches Laurence Mee Centre for Society and the Sea
As things have gone bit quiet elsewhere – could anyone explain what the following means in plain english ” understanding the human dimensions of the sea and the interactions between social and economic issues and the natural environment”
- Open minded new Transport Minister offers hope to Coastguard SOS campaign
Can anyone offer an occasion when shipping has been failed by the Coastguard service in the last year or two
- Possible game changer: Prestwick Trumped for Turnberry – and more?
Yes – my son has played there and says is pretty darned good. Got a hole in one at his local last week ! ! However – hate to bring actual experience yet again to the hypotheticals on FA, but as a seaside resident of East Lothian for many decades I can assure Lowry and others that there are no bits of land on the Earth that get moved about more that coastal sand dunes, and yet they always survive. Bye the bye – it was the local authority employees who were so hard on the householders who didn’t want to move – not the Trump organisation.
- Totty rocks as new FM elected at Holyrood
Lowry – What was wrong with the Community charge – it simply meant that a single person paid less than a family – seems reasonable ! The disgraceful violent hate filled scenes were caused by Old Labour, the left wing Unions, and the active Communist Party of the time, who saw it as a chance to bring down the Government. As far as good old Council Housing was concerned it gave people choice. There were plenty excellent new Council Housing schemes round our way giving people a new home at a reasonable rent. I also knew people who bought their Council houses – the few that did, never caused a shortage for others. So that’s a bit of nonsense I’m afraid. Incidentally I been asked to convert a video presentation made to the Rural Parliament in Oban recently for uploading to Youtube. Stuart Young starts off with chastising Mrs T for selling the Energy Companies so should be of interest to you – I’ll post the video address here when it’s ready.
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