You can add our name to our petition in one of two ways:
CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION ONLINE.
If you prefer good old-fashioned pen and paper, you can print off your own copy of the petition (click HERE to download it in PDF format): then you can sign it and return it to:
Save Straiton for Scotland
18 Main Street
But perhaps you can get some other signatures before you return it! There is space for 25 on each side. Many thanks for your support and help!
Shocked that they would even consider this! It’s a conservation village!
It is crazy to consider destroying our biggest asset. This will do far more damage to our environment than man-made global warming may do. Our grandchildren will think we were mad. But money talks. Who is benefiting from this?
It’s a small minded person who thinks destroying the Straiton countryside with Gigantic wind turbines is a good idea. The area is one of the most beautiful natural places in Scotland to enjoy true tranquility and beautiful scenery. Lets stretch our minds to come up with a more sensible solution to our future power supplies that doesn’t involve destroying our countryside.
This wind madness must stop.
Mega expensive, inefficient, blots on the landscape. Need conventional generation to back up for when their is insufficient or too much wind!
Mega money into other peoples pockets at the consumers expense.
Covering the countryside with giant wind turbines is worse than destroying works of art or old cathedrals. Besides wind is not the answer to our power problems and as for erecting them within beautiful landscapes such as Straiton, no words can express the contempt I have for those that make such decisions.
As we destroy nature and the landscape, we destroy the human spirit.
Scotland has become a forest of these unsightly wind turbines, the Scottish Government must get the message that their policy of over-riding local peoples’ wishes to turn down planning permssion should stop now.
Absolutely dreadful to even consider putting up more turbines. Who will be the beneficiaries of these! These companies are predators, and don’t even consider the landscape.
Politicians in the Scottish Parliament demonstrate again that democracy is a word that only seems to pop up during elections – the opinions & wishes of the population are ignored as usual in favour of vested interests & money.
The only point of wind turbines is to let polititians pretend they care about the environment & for power companies & land owners to make huge sums of money at the expense of consumers.
Any right minded person in possesion of an ounce of intelligence would have squashed this proposal at birth. This is a perfect example of what not to allow. There should never be wind turbines within sight of places like Straiton, never mind on their doorstep!
Maybe the Scottish Govt. will sit up & take notice when they see the results of the coming referendum, where people who are not prepared to tolerate any more of this desecration will take the opportunity to make their feelings known through the ballot box.
Having recently enjoyed my first visit to the beautiful village of Straiton, I find it quite unbelievable that anyone in their right mind would even consider such a proposal as this one. Good luck with your campaign .. if there is any justice and/or common sense you will win. Honor Bartley
Good luck with your campaign . Unfortunately, Scotland is becoming the pin cushion of Europe with little or no thought going into the devastation these windfarms are having on our greatest and most treasured asset ……our outstanding natural beauty.
I was brought up in Barr and was appalled at what happened there; now living in the Highlands I see turbines everywhere, with plans for more. IT MUST STOP.
Never have so few benefited at the cost of so many. ( windfarm manufacturers and protagonists)
This is my comment about your turbines –
“Covering the countryside with giant wind turbines is worse than destroying works of art or old cathedrals. Besides, wind is not the answer to our power problems and as for erecting them within beautiful landscapes such as Straiton, no words can express the contempt I have for those that make such decisions.
As we destroy nature and the landscape, we destroy the human spirit.”
Who is paying for all the new road construction – not the windfarm owners that’s for sure . Another beautiful wilderness area will be spoilt for years to come . Will anybody remove the derelict windmills in 20 years time ? What about noise pollution for residents , already known to be invasive ? I believe there are places in Scotland where 2 windfarms can be seen and linked throughout the country . The evil “Joker Pinky” has alot to answer for ! You get what you vote for.
I’m in favour of harnessing nature for power, but not with these monstrosities! They are inefficient and despoil Scotland’s biggest asset – our scenery. We should be helping eg African economies with solar panels, ensuring all new builds incorporate solar panels – surely places like Spain could be almost entirely powered by the sun!! – and using more consistent power eg tidal power – NOT these ugly monsters marching across our landscape! Shame on you our politicians – money talks louder than your people.
Stop these turbines from covering our land.
• The windmills which blight or countryside are the result of the previous Labour governments unconditional acceptance of a European Union command that 15% of the United Kingdom’s electricity production must be green by the year 2020.
• Stationary windmills parasitically consume electricity from the National Grid.
• There are frequent occasions when windmill owners are paid by the National Grid to stop generating or the grid will be overloaded.
• The taxpayer subsidy is predicted to reach £6 billion (£6,000,000,000) by the year 2020. Paid for by a subsidy added to every household’s fuel bill.
• Windmills produce infrasound (frequencies less than 20 Hz). On hills the airflow is turbulent over the rotor producing high intensity infrasound. When windmills are grouped together the turbulent air from one windmill hits a second windmill downwind producing even greater intensity sound and so on. Engineers usually measure the intensity in areas where the airflow is smooth over the rotors (in flat land) these conditions generate lower intensity levels of infrasound.
• Research shows that long exposure to infrasound has physiological and psychological effects on humans such as headaches tiredness apathy changes to blood pressure and heart rate.