Buccleuch on Windy Edge (Hermitage Castle) wind farm UK

9th August 2013
The Duke of Buccleuch objects to windfarm ‘vandalism’

BRITAIN’S largest private landowner has backed objectors to a proposed wind farm planned for the Borders.

The application for Windy Edge wind farm seeks permission for 17 turbines to be built on farmland near the historic Hermitage Castle near Hawick.

The Duke of Buccleuch, on whose land the castle stands, has objected to the proposal, saying: “To pollute the landscape backdrop of the castle with all its power to evoke the history and heritage of the Scottish Borders would be nothing short of vandalism.” A formal letter of objection was submitted to the council by the Buccleuch Estates Limited, of which the Duke is chairman.

http://www.bordertelegraph.com/news/13541716.The_Duke_of_Buccleuch_objects_to_windfarm___039_vandalism__039_/

Hermitage Castle

In 1594 James VI granted Hermitage to the Scott family of Buccleuch. But by that time the fortress had outlived its military usefulness. It had no adequate defenses against artillery, and was abandoned to decay. That decay was arrested in the 19th century when the writings of Sir Walter Scott helped raise Scottish pride in their heritage, and the Buccleuch family acted to preserve the site. It is now in the care of Historic Scotland.

http://www.britainexpress.com/scotland/castles/hermitage-castle.htm

The Duke of Buccleuch, on whose land the castle stands,… and  It is now in the care of Historic Scotland.  Is deceptive reporting.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-36490329

Windy Edge wind farm appeal succeeds
9 June 2016

A wind farm rejected by a council as “incongruous and anachronistic” has been approved on appeal. The nine-turbine Windy Edge project south of Hawick has been given the green light by a Scottish government reporter. Scottish Borders Council rejected the plans about a year ago due to concerns over its effect on the landscape. A reporter found it would have no unacceptable environmental impacts” and ruled it could proceed. The project attracted more than 300 letters of opposition, along with more than 100 in support of the scheme.”

The nine-turbine Windy Edge project south of Hawick has been given the green light by a Scottish government reporter.

Note a reporter stated;  The Duke of Buccleuch, on whose land the castle stands, but Buccleuch a certified land surveyor which managers more land in Scotland then anyone saids,  To pollute the landscape backdrop of the castle with all its power to evoke the history and heritage of the Scottish Borders would be nothing short of vandalism.  Scotland listens to the reporter.

As a genealogist, and family ancestry from near Hermitage Castle, near where wind farm is to be placed I am claiming my German ancestry.

1/10/2018  MSE

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