Outrage at plan for line of pylons through beauty spot

By jane candlish

Published: 13/12/2013

Furious objectors have claimed multimillion-pound plans for new 152ft power pylons would be “disastrous” for a Highland beauty spot.

Energy giant SSE wants to build a 15-mile line from south of Inverness to Tomatin to harness electricity generated by ever-increasing number of windfarms in the area and transfer it to the central belt.

But at one proposed section, the route crosses grouse and deer moorland and will run parallel to an existing string of smaller pylons.

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