Dunmaglass, Scotland

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Dunmaglass Lodge

Dunmaglass is a shooting estate of about 14,000 acres (5,700 ha) in the Monadhliath Mountains of Scotland. It is located around 15 miles (24 km) south of Inverness.[1] It is currently owned by property developer Sir Jack Arnold Hayward, former chairman of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. Dunmaglass is known for shooting of pheasant, grouse, duck and sometimes hare. Dunmaglass is also the historical seat of Clan MacGillivray.

The wind turbine on Beinn Dubhcharaidh

Wind power[edit]

A single wind turbine was constructed on the estate in the 1990s, close to the summit of Beinn Dubhcharaidh. It has since been shut down. In 2005, Renewable Energy Systems (RES) proposed a 36-turbine wind farm on the Dunmaglass estate. Scottish Natural Heritage and the John Muir Trust objected to the proposal, referring to the potential effects on the local golden eagle population.[2][3] In 2008, a revised planning application for 33 turbines was submitted to the Scottish Government.[4] The Cairngorm National Park Authority are opposed to the wind farm, but Highland Council have come out in favour of the scheme.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populated place Dunmaglass". ScotlandsPlaces. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  2. ^ "SNH objects to Dunmaglass windfarm proposals". Scottish Natural Heritage. 19 May 2005. Retrieved 201-07-07.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Dunmaglass Windfarm Objection". John Muir Trust. 7 May 2005. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  4. ^ "Dunmaglass Wind Farm". RES. January 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  5. ^ "Vote favours proposed wind farm". BBC News. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 

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Coordinates: 57°16′00″N 4°20′00″W / 57.266666°N 4.333333°W / 57.266666; -4.333333