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Mountaineers raise objections

A wind farm proposed for a site near Ben Wyvis in Ross-shire is an unacceptable escalation of wind farm development in the area, according to the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS).

The body has now lodged an objection with Highland Council to the five turbine Woodlands Wind Farm, proposed for a site near Dingwall, adjacent to the Ben Wyvis massif.

MCofS chief officer David Gibson said the impact would be completely unacceptable.

"There is already an operational turbine at Dingwall with three more approved in the same area," he said.

Clark Crosbie, project manager for ABO Wind UK said, "From the beginning, we were very much aware of the potential impacts and we very much recognise the sensitivities relating to Ben Wyvis."

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