Local Councillor William Grant met some of the Committee and discussed the wind farm proposals which threaten Straiton. Referring to the Linfairn development which covers two sites he said “That’s the two that should be rejected”. Like Adam Ingram MSP he felt strongly that turbines “shouldn’t destroy a river valley”.
William’s ancestors came from Straiton and Dalrymple – and he grew up in Crosshill. He has many fond memories of enjoying the countryside in the upper Girvan valley and knows the importance this beautiful area has to those who live here. And the importance it has to the wider area; many people from the towns and cities come out to this area to enjoy the peace and quiet and take in the spectacular scenery.
Visits from Sandra Osborne MP and Graeme Pearson MSP are planned in the near future.