Scallopers Scuttled: Offshore Wind Turbines Destroying Scotland’s Fishing Industry

  Britain’s trawlermen are tough, but not invincible. Giant industrial wind turbines and their associated infrastructure have wrecked once productive fishing grounds, including the scallop beds of the Moray Firth. Dodging turbines in rough seas is bad enough: Collision Course: Offshore Wind Turbines Present New (Unnecessary) Mortal Danger for Trawlermen But having nets and fishing gear […]

Scots Go on the Offensive: Wind Power Outfits to be Sued & Wind Farms Shut Down Using Independent Noise Data

**** As we pointed out in this recent post, the Scots are a tenacious bunch of lads and lassies: Subsidies Scrapped: Scots Rejoice at Wind Industry’s Demise – Time for a Wee Highland Fling Delighted with David Cameron’s win – which heralds the demise of the wind industry in the UK – Highlanders have turned […]

Wind Power: Buying a Dog, but getting Sold a Pup

How many times have we believed the salesman’s pitch – got home and unwrapped our purchase – only to be disappointed when we discover that we’d spent our hard earned cash on a complete lemon? Ending up with a frisky and inexperienced pup, when we’ve shelled out for a well-trained dog is always disappointing. Wind […]

Giant Fans: the new Scottish “Croft Clearers”

**** In the Scottish Highlands and Islands “Crofting” was a common method of land use and tenure that was modeled along feudal lines; and was still common well into the 19th century.  Crofting continues, on a much smaller scale – the crofters these days usually need to earn cash incomes off farm to sustain them. […]

I’ve got to take my problem to the United Nations

When a bad bout of the Summertime Blues struck Trex’s Marc Bolan a while back, he told us he had no choice but to take his problem to the United Nations. Here’s a flashback for Glam Rock tragics: ****   **** Facing their own version of the same malady – this time the threat of […]