Walkers and climbers are being deterred from visiting Scotland as the rapid spread of wind farms leads to the “industrialisation” of the countryside, according to a survey published today.
The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCS) published a survey of nearly 1,000 people, which found two-thirds said turbines are making Scotland a less appealing place to visit.
Around the same proportion said they had already been put off visiting or revisiting parts of Scotland thanks to the presence of wind farms.
Sixty-eight per cent said they thought wind farm have made places in Scotland less appealing for walking and climbing, while a quarter disagreed.
Nearly three-quarters of respondents (73 per cent) said they would choose accommodation without a wind farm view compared to five per cent who said they wanted to see a turbine and 22 per cent who were “not bothered either way”.
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