Revisiting Island X

letters to editor

M Macarthur (letters, April 15th) paints a rosy picture of “the island of X” receiving spin-off benefits from an inshore windfarm.

Why do we have to imagine “the island of X”? Wind turbine generation has been around for decades, so there must surely be many remote communities enjoying these compensations. And there must be members of these communities who would tell us they felt that the huge environmental cost was worth paying.

If there is no real example like this, then the people of Tiree are right to be suspicious.

Yours faithfully
Simon Laird, Brock

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