AN MSP has urged the First Minister to listen to windfarm fears.
Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Murdo Fraser has pressed Alex Salmond and Energy Minister FergusEwing to heed the collective concerns of 4,500 people who have signed Rhona Weir’s petition against the unsuitable placement of wind turbines.
Mrs Weir presented Alex Salmond with the petition in Edinburgh this week after being denied the chance to do so at the SNP party conference in Inverness.
Information unearthed by Murdo Fraser earlier in the year showed a record 44,000 people had objected to wind turbines across Scotland since 2008.
Mr Fraser said: “Alex Salmond and Fergus Ewing must listen to the views of ordinary Scots, who are telling the First Minister, in the most vocal of tones, that they do not want expensivewind turbines blotting Scotland’s landscape.
“This petition outlines the fears communities have all over Scotland.
“People do not want to see their treasured countryside plastered with wind turbines, which aren’t even an efficient producer of energy.
“Energy bills are soaring across the country and wind farm subsidies are placing Scots into fuel poverty.
“The Scottish Government must reconsider their current stance on unsuitably- placed wind turbines or feel the full force of a disgruntled electorate.”