More than half of Scotland’s planned windfarms are destined for sites in the Highlands

Increased capacity and stronger winds have boosted output from turbines.
Increased capacity and stronger winds have boosted output from turbines.

Grampian and Highlands politicians have hit out at the Scottish Government after it was revealed more than half of the country’s windfarm applications are on their patch.

Of the 27 onshore wind application currently sitting with the Scottish Government, 14 are in the north and north-east council areas of Scotland.

But the figures, released in response to a parliamentary question by the Conservative MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston, were welcomed by renewable energy trade body Scottish Renewables who claimed projects can bring “enormous economic opportunities” to the region.

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