KWBN members with MSPs at Holyrood (L to R: Jim Hume MSP, Alasdair Morgan MSP, Roy Walter, Michael McCreath, Derek Brownlee MSP)
Officials from Keep Wigtown Bay Natural travelled to Edinburgh this week to deliver their case against the Wigtown Bay offshore wind farm proposal. Chairman Michael McCreath and Treasurer Roy Walter, who both live on the shores of Wigtown Bay, handed over a bound copy of the the group’s response document at Marine Scotland’s offices in Leith.
This document is the product of eight weeks of research by the group into the offshore wind energy sector in Scotland. It also contained the results to date of the wind farm petition, which is gathering signatures from towns and villages around the bay and also online.
The pair then met South of Scotland MSPs at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood, where the group has gained cross-party support for their case. Jim Hume (Lib Dem), Derek Brownlee (Con) and Alasdair Morgan (SNP) have all spoken out against the proposed wind farm in Wigtown Bay. (Local MSP, Alex Fergusson, who has also voiced his objections, was away from Edinburgh with constituency commitments.)
Michael McCreath said:
“We have been able to put a strong case together for the removal of Wigtown Bay from the Draft Plan. Its proximity to the coast goes completely against industry guidelines. It is a proposal that should never have been suggested by a responsible developer, never been accepted by The Crown Estate and never been entertained by Marine Scotland.”
view/download our response document