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Mr MacKenzie – to what do you refer …

Comment posted on RSPB Scotland ‘disappointed’ by Scottish Government consent to Shetland Viking wind farm by Malcolm Kirk

Mr MacKenzie – to what do you refer ?

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.
  • 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.
  • The map at 1000:1 scale looks up to the tip of Scotland a distance of 120Km – of course even a 125m wind turbine would hardly show up at that scale – the sizes are so obviously different that it is hard to believe that anyone could take it the wrong way ( well except for him who is away for the weekend). What it does show is that any tourist taking a holiday snap in Caithness or Sutherland will having difficulty in not including a wind turbine in the picture even at true scale, and of course Hollywood Movies will be out. But if you are pro wind farms and don’t mind subsidising what’s in this picture to the tune of over £100 million per year then I have well illustrated where your money will be going. So pleased both sides this time ! ! ! I have a video of the wind farm proposed for my area which is to true scale – you only have to watch the first 65 seconds – the rest may offend :-

Recent comments by Malcolm Kirk

  • ForArgyll on Pause
    I don’t withdraw ‘ shear arrogance’ Robert. When the people at ForArgyll actively encouraged so many members of the public to join in open debate online, you don’t just close it down virtually without explanation, and yes, without an Editor it is closed down. Whether there is some advertising income from the little that still exists could be the reason it has not shut totally. The attitude reminds me of a landowner who treats his tenants in the same manner – “Its mine, all mine,so I will do as I want – you don’t matter”.
    PS. Was there any public money subsidising ForArgyll ?
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Wouldn’t we all Bob. To me it was shear arrogance for all those involved in producing ForArgyll to walk out without a full explanation to those of us who had contributed to making it what it was over the years.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Just been revealed that 8 of the top ten travel expenses claims, have been from SNP MPs – and Mhairi Black is not even one of them this time with her £350 single flight costs from London City Airport. These 8 have cost £239,366 MORE, repeat MORE, than the MPs who held the seat before them. These are the people ScotsRenewables touches his forelock to. Come back LINDA – we desperately need your input again.
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    Is this site being kept alive so that Charles can get some income from the adverts ? ?
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    I wonder how many SNP MSPs there would be if the thumbs up/thumbs down figures applied to Salmon’s posts were reflected at Holyrood. The figures of course posted by real people not the SNP drones who have filled the top half of this page as instructed by their desperate mistress Sturgeon.

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