I hate wind turbines as general policy as you may know, but they can be a good thing if done well, Whitelees Windfarm being a great example as it’s brought people into the hills and created jobs. But filling every available tract of moorland with the bloody things is a shite idea unless you want Scotland to look like a pincushion from space. That’s seen from space, not a pincushion from space.
The Kilpatrick Hills have always been under threat from turbines and other ludicrous ideas like the hotel thing a few years back, they just move the location around to try and find the weakest point of entry. The Kilpatricks are special, a little oasis without track or road, a wild spot living right under the urban radar that improves our environment and our quality of life, turbines there would be criminal.
Besides, where do you go next? Every decision to allow planning for these bloody things raises the bar of possibility and that makes the next one easier to get away with. How would the Campsies look with a ridgeline bristling with windmills? They nearly dammed Glen Nevis for a hydro scheme remember.
I shall oppose this with extreme prejudice and whatever muscle I can bring to bear.