Forth and Tay windfarm proposal
The Scottish Seabird Centre is extremely disappointed about the legal decision on 16 May 2017 to permit the proposed Forth/Tay windfarm developments. With internationally important seabird breeding colonies in the area we are deeply concerned about the significant number of seabird fatalities that will result from this potential development.
We have been working in partnership with RSPB Scotland for several years to help raise awareness, concern and, where appropriate, objections to the proposal.
On the RSPB blog, it states: “With great reluctance, and having explored all our other options, we initiated a legal challenge in January 2015. We were initially successful with this challenge in the Outer House of the Court of Session but Scottish Ministers decided to appeal. The decision on that appeal to the Inner House of the Court of Session has been announced today (16 May 2017).”
Unfortunately, the appeal was successful.
For the Seabird Centre team this was very disappointing news. We are extremely concerned about the impact this ruling will have on seabirds and we have been working hard to raise awareness of this very worrying outcome throughout social media, in the press and in direct communications with our supporters.
While we support appropriate renewable energy projects to help reduce climate change, these need to be in locations that do not cause major threats to wildlife.
RSPB is currently reviewing options and assessing the best way forward. We will continue to work with them on this important issue.
Any updates moving forward will be shared with our members and supporters. For further information please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
For the full blog post from RSPB Scotland click HERE.