It’s been a while since we’ve been able to meet so, all being well with current guidelines, we’ll be having our AGM on Sunday 5 December between 4 and 6pm in the McCandlish Hall in Straiton.
You are very welcome to join us.
Sadly wind farm developers are resurrecting old applications and sites in the vicinity. Come along and get an update on the current situation and help us protect our beautiful landscapes. As an extra incentive we’ll be serving, tea and coffee along with some delicious homebaking and sandwiches. We’ll also be having a raffle. Donations to this, or to our funds, are welcome as it is anticipated we will be commissioning expert reports from professionals to assist us in preparing our responses to applications.
We recently had a virtual meeting with Sharon Dowey, one of the list MSPs for the South of Scotland. She was interested to hear our concerns regarding the renewed threat of inappropriately sited wind farms developments near Straiton and surrounding communities.
To fully understand the issues she is planning a visit to see the areas which would be impacted.
Allan Dorans, MP has also become aware of the deep concerns communities have over wind farm proposals in the area and has contacted us along with others to get a sense of the problems faced by local residents.
It is great to see our representatives responding to the deeply-felt beliefs that local people have that these new wind farm proposals would have a hugely detrimental impact on our lives, our health and our precious landscapes.
Sharon is a member of the cross party group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.