Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Victory is Ours !

Angus Council recently recommended proceeding with Carrach Wind Farm :-( . Our four year struggle to save the natural beauty of this area and the historic setting of the castle had been lost. :-( However, at the meeting of counsellors today in Forfar, a last minute miracle occurred. The Council's recommendation was rejected by 8 votes to 3. The atmosphere was electric, and when the decision came through I burst into tears. Many thanks to everyone who wrote or spoke in defence of the glen. There were fantastic speakers on our side who were amazing and saved the day. My own speech was rather without their merit, but I almost burst into tears halfway through, so at least my strength of feeling was visible.

I will blog more when the dust has settled, but I wanted to let people know ASAP.


  1. Just discovered this blog and am fascinated. I started to cry when I read this post. Congratulations! I live in British Columbia so 'historic' buildings are few and far between, here in Vancouver 80 years is considered ancient and 100 year old houses are deemed heritage... Keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks for your comment, Many planning crimes were committed against historic buildings in the UK in the 50's, 60's and 70's. And I thought this age was more enlightened - but thankfully it came out good in the end. I have relatives in BC who recently came to visit me at the castle - I loved seeing them again!