Below is a video we produced on behalf of Scotland Against Spin and Stop Highlands Windfarms Campaign to highlight the demonstration at Inverness and promote the work of both groups.

The Inverness Demo was organised by Stop Highlands Windfarms Campaign and Scotland Against Spin in partnership with Wind Wise Radio to highlight a US petition that received over 4470 signatures from 45 countries. The petition asked the First Minister to stop the reckless siting of wind turbines in Scotland’s scenic landscapes.

Graham Lang (SAS) and Pat Wells (SHWC) manned an SAS stall inside the SNP Conference hall and discussed industrial wind issues with many delegates.

The video provides a snapshot of the protest, on what was one of the coldest days in March for over 30 years, which saw public transport infrastructure disrupted, electricity supplies cut off, and many protestors unable to get to Inverness due to heavy snowfall elsewhere in Scotland.

This video shows the determination and passion of those who were able to attend. It is a testimony to the growing popular conviction that current wind energy policy is wrong.

The music in the video is ‘Last Train’ by the Sensational Alex Harvey Band from the album Hot City. Most SAHB fans will recognise it as being a slightly different version of the song ‘Anthem’ from the Impossible Dream album. We chose the song as we felt it was an appropriate anthem, by a very Scottish band, for the hard work and determination of protesters and environmental protection groups from all over Scotland.

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18 Comments

    • Linda Holt

      April 25, 2013 at 11:52 am

      Mr Russell – you must have a very low opinion of the “locals” if you think this is “putting things in their heads”. How many people in Lochgelly do you think support Little Raith? I am sure most of them wish it wasn’t there, and are acutely aware of the disbenefits it delivers.

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    • L/gelly Resident

      April 25, 2013 at 11:54 am

      @ Gary. I know plenty of locals who can see them from their homes and hate the damn things! Gary, just because you can’t see them from your home and work within the industry, doesn’t mean you should be trashing and trolling other people’s opinions and experiences. South Street resident facing 9 unsightly, giant turbines day in and day out!

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    • L/gelly Resident

      April 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      @ Gary. I follow this website because I find it interesting, if there is anything I want to investigate further, I am quite capable of doing so. As for accusing others of ‘twisting your words’, perhaps it is you who twists the words of others. I find you are tiresome because you continue to attack rather than debate, your sole purpose seems to be to trash other people’s opinions and make your derogatory, snide little remarks.

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    • Rab

      April 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

      It should be a permanent ban.

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