Some really good news arrived today. The application for the Macritch Hill Windfarm had been withdrawn by Scottish Water and the organisation has communicated that they have no plans to resubmit. This means that the local beauty spot of the Backwater Reservoir, which is adjacent to Balintore Castle is no longer under threat. Hurrah!
The development would have been massive with eighteen 125 metre tall wind turbines arranged around the reservoir. My thanks go to everyone who fought against the proposal. I know a number of individuals who have been absolute heroes, but I will not embarrass them by giving names here.