Local residents of Scotland's official Book Town have raised concerns over a wind farm development proposal.
The plan for seven turbines on the hills overlooking Wigtown Bay has come under criticism as it's within Britain's largest local nature reserve.
The company who want to build the turbines say they've done everything possible to ensure the landscape can accommodate the turbines.
There is a proposal to develop a wind farm in Wigtown Bay.
It is claimed the seven turbines would power 10,000 homes.
The company responsible for the plans, Ecotricity, also states that the development would benefit local contractors.
However opponents argue that the turbines would ruin the beauty of the local landscape, which would damage the area's tourism trade.
Proposals for a 15 turbine wind farm near the border between Scotland and England have been recommended for refusal by planning officials.
The scheme at Solwaybank, south west of Langholm has been scaled down from its original plans.
But, Dumfries and Galloway Council's planning committee has been advised to turn down the scheme because of concerns about the impact on the Eskdalemuir Weather station, and interference on air traffic control radars.
Controversial plans to build a wind farm next to one of the region's beauty spots have been approved by South Lakeland District Council.
Councillors met this morning to discuss proposals to place three new wind turbines at Killington, pictured above.
It's just three miles from the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Anti wind farm campaigners in Cumbria and Southern Scotland have welcomed the Government's announcement that subsidies to onshore wind farms will be reduced.
They say the change will dramatically cut the number being built in the region.
I**nstead more money is going to be spent subsidising off shore wind farms.
Environmental campaigners like Friends of the Earth say the change merely reflects how wind power has become more affordable, reducing the need for the government incentives.
Samantha Parker reports:
A windfarm petition with over 2000 signatures was handed into the Scottish Government today by Dumfries and Galloway MP, Russell Brown
The Scottish Government recently approved two windfarm developments in the region that had been rejected by the council. Mr Brown told the Energy Minister Fergus Ewing that local views were being ignored: he said:
In response a Scottish Government Spokesperson said:
Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown is taking a windfarm petition with over 2,000 signatures to the Scottish Parliament.
Mr Brown will meet the Scottish Government's Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, this afternoon.
The MP said the local response to the petition had been 'phenomenal. '
Speaking ahead of the meeting he said;