Interesting conclusion section: especially point 4., no smoke without fire eh ?
The opening of the report does quote annoyance caused by noise, audible (though not infrasound)… one would hope that safe offsets are applied…but as to: any form of health risk been caused by infrasound this report says in a nutshell “no”
How close is this wind farm to the retreat…after all this is what the place is a retreat:http://nkt-irc-tharpaland.org/
it says it’s in a forest surely if it’s blowing the ambient noise of the trees would cancel out any noise generated by the turbines…much as the sea cancels out the noise of Tilley…
This surely cannot be the only reason the folks are leaving ! more likely I summise that they realise that paying pupils will not like what they see when they arrive at the centre… a windfarm/and not a remote house set amongst forests and hills…the vibe is gone…the peace is destroyed…the poor old borders is suffering hard at the hand of the windfarm develiopers…obviously the area will now loose some more visitors…Maybe they would like to come to Tiree…the Manse is up for sale ?
Karl Hughes also commented
- So we can take it that these turbines were very small in comparison with modern and proposed turbines eh ? Sound “A” sound, depends on Size and atmospheric conditions..size matters in this case WAMF.
And a man who questions the were abouts of his feet ,obviously would have trouble noticing piles of dead birds…as to the bird kills/bee kills/bat kills…the industry recognises this impact…why can’t you ?
- Right on your first point Henri…well done.
“I’m sure the monks could learn from the birds who have to live with all sorts of natural noises such as wind noise emitted from trees….” Note the word NATURAL…not so well done.
- Please give me a link to an independent scientific report. Webcraft.
It was thought for a long time that whales were unaffected by seismic survey vessels looking for oil and gas reserves…it came to pass after discredited studies initiated and paid for by the oil industry that some species of marine mammal can sense and infact recieve hearing damage from as much as 50miles away depending on the wave lengths…the fact is the jury is still out…
Personnally and subjectively, I doubt there are effects after a couple of miles…however I would rather have objective data and give an objective answer.
- many articles (in the main from the states) to do with bat mortality caused by wind turbines.
In regards to the Argyll aka Tiree Array:at least this is something that Scottish Power Renewables will not have to deal with…in fact I do not think I have ever seen a bat on Tiree either.
- Hi, Good to here from you…could you shine more light on the situation so that we can have an objective understanding of the situation.
Recent comments by Karl Hughes
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Wrong time to be speculating …
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- Price of Salmond’s London ego-tripping is opposition kerchings in Scotland
Its a fact that the SNP can expect to win the majority of Scottish seat… and lets face it the tories, libs and labour now have have little power north of the border…
I believe in the Union…always will… but I also believe in decentralisation through out the whole of the uk…London is a state of its own… and its time a British parliment was re- established else where…Lancaster ???? Manchester ??? Leeds ???
If it takes the SNP to change British politics, and drive the decentralisation I crave I am happy with that… but like I say I will always vote for Union…
My fear for the elections is not that the SNP will hold the balance of power…but that of a Labour/ SNP coalition… I would be pleased with a Tory / SNP coalition because we need brains and braun… not yawn and braun.
A vote for the SNP would be a vote for change throughout the whole of the Union and throughout messed up politics in general, I would hope ?… they get my X in the box this time around to represent our country…but don’t expect a X in any future referendum other than to say NO.
A bit of a shame that FA has become an anti SNP rag…. the polar opposite of WOS etcetera… there seems to be very little unbiased journalism available on the web anymore….
- Council Planning Committee meeting on 21st January promises to be lively – as 2 MSPs call for postponement
I voted NO….and do not see us been led by a bunch of “cheats”…. I see us been led by a democratically elected UK government….
In regards to the SNP, they are a nationalist cause, always will be…and I accept that…. you have to accept that 55% voted NO…against indy and that the majority have to be seen as right…. get over it and move on….
SNP will take a majority in Scotland….and the rhetoric will continue….as for using this majority in some sort of westminster coalition … it ain’t gonna happen.
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The oil battle is one thing….lets see if Saudi remains a stable entity…full stop.
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