MarySmith’sPlace #Giant pylons will ruin iconic landscape

Mary Smith's Place

From time to time on this blog I have shared some of the glorious countryside we have here in Dumfries & Galloway in South West Scotland.

Unfortunately, a huge area of this is now at risk of being ruined by Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) which has put a planning application in to the Scottish Government to erect 118 giant pylons (up to 39 metres tall) from Glenlee, near New Galloway to Tongland in the south near Kirkcudbright.

Stroan Loch, courtesy PhilMcMenemy

The route goes over or close to iconic Galloway countryside including, the Queens Way (the road from New Galloway to Newton Stewart), Raiders Road, Stroan Loch and the Otter Pool. Laurieston Forest and the Kenick Burn will also be impacted, along with an avenue of beech trees by the burn’s picnic area. The route also goes over the C13 road from Laurieston to Gatehouse of Fleet, a road…

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1 thought on “MarySmith’sPlace #Giant pylons will ruin iconic landscape

  1. It will be a sad day if those pylons get put up there. We had them in South Africa – on the West Rand – and someone had his large sign pulled off which read, “Pull down these obscene erections!” Everyone agreed, but woefully his sign was removed rather than the pylons. So, I hope it doesn’t happen in Galloway and surrounds.

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