Windfarm petition handed over

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;

"It has really struck a chord with local people who are fed up of the Scottish Government ignoring local opinions. This year alone the local council has rejected two wind farm applications, only for the Government to wade in and force them on us anyway. This is a disgraceful way for the SNP in Edinburgh to treat local people in our region.

“I am pleased that the Energy Minister has agreed to meet with me to receive the petition. I will make the scale of local people’s anger clear to him. Local people are really worried that our beautiful landscape is being spoilt by too many wind turbines. Wind has an important part to play in a balanced energy policy, but even many supporters of wind energy are up in arms about the fact the Government is forcing Dumfries and Galloway to take an unfair share of turbines.

“So many people have joined this campaign that the Government will have to take our views seriously. I am looking forward to my discussion with the Minister and I will also invite him again to visit our area to see the problem first hand.”

– Russell Brown MP

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Windfarm petition

Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown is taking a windfarm petition with over 2,000 signatures to the Scottish Parliament.