In response to Strathy South windfarm being granted approval by Scottish Ministers today an RSPB Scotland spokesperson said: “Scottish Minsters’ approval today of the Strathy South windfarm is desperately disappointing. Windfarms are a vital part of the fight against climate change, which is harming wildlife in Scotland and across the world, but it is just simple common sense that they must be sited away from our most important wildlife sites.
“Strathy South is right in the very heart of the Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands Special Protection Area and Ramsar site, a European and internationally important place for wildlife. The decision to approve a windfarm in this extremely sensitive location sits very awkwardly with Scottish Ministers commitments to maintain the highest international environmental standards. RSPB Scotland will be looking very closely at this decision over the coming days before we decide what further action might may be possible to help protect this very special place.”