01.02.2012 - Less than Beautiful Bute?The very thought of wind turbines usually has people writing to the paper to complain about visual affects and the death of tourism.
Bute is sold as Beautiful Bute and in many places, and many ways, it is. However, not everything in the garden is rosey...
On the Bute Estate Lochend Farm lies empty
As does Ambrismore Farm
And Meikle Kilmory Farm
And Galachan Farm
And Quohog Farm
Behind the Hill of Ascog lie the sewage works...
And the waterworks. An entirely rural or part-light-industrial scene?
From Kilchattan Bay the big turbines at Dalry can just be seen in the sunlight.
Will the sight of three smaller turbines from Wemyss Bay really put travellers off from visiting Bute?