Cheers Moss, spoken to a few people. It seems that 40% of Britain's Wind Turbine applications are here in Aberdeenshire so the Aberdeen Archaeological people are kept on their toes by their paymasters ultimately the Government. They have promised to look at the case tho. If Historic Scotland don't comment then the turbines seem to go up very quickly. Nearby at Logie Newton two smaller style turbines were put up just down from the 3 quartz kerb cairns, I climbed up to the site the other day and as was delighted to discover that the views over to Tillymorgan, Rothmaise (Black Cairn) and Bennachie weren't interrupted. Personally I'd have them all in Balmedie Bay, but that's another case.....................................
Wind turbines seem to me a very sticky issue, apart from the fact there are hundreds going up (obviously quite a few in Aberdeenshire), most complaints seem to come from properties nearby for obvious reasons, the Balnoon turbines illustrate this in the comments section of the planning application.
Turbines are the 'new' green energy, good for the economy, etc etc.. but what we see happen is rich land owners piling in (money and land) and they tend to put them up willy-nilly, SC's link somewhere showed this.
The Raich stone circle is not in a good condition, so I'm not sure how it will fair in a landscape argument..
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Proposed wind farm near Raich stone circle (BigSweetie, Sep 20, 2011, 00:18)
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