I wonder if anyone shares my concern at proposals to erect 91 wind turbines on the north side of Loch Arkaig ? above the road that runs down to Strathan in Knoydart. Each turbine will be almost 100 metres in height. If this isn't mass industrialisation of a tract of wild land then I don't know what is.
If this project goes ahead then it will be visible from the Ben Nevis and Glen Coe National Scenic Areas as experienced from Ben Nevis Aonach Mor and the Mamores. Such an intrusion, when paired with visible turbine movement, will introduce a new and dominating focus to the view across the Arkaig area.
The introduction of a wind factory of this size and scale in this landscape will change the experience of this remote area presently valued for the lack of both tourist and industrial development. The blatant industrialization will introduce a clear focus to iconic panoramic views that presently extend far beyond the hills of Arkaig out to the west coast.
This is only one of dozens of such proposals being considered in Scotland at the moment, many of which are in superb hillwalking areas. Does anyone else care?