Isle of Lewis wind farm requests cuts in flight paths

Lewis Windpower, which is planning a huge 234-turbine wind farm development in the Western Isles, has asked for the operators of Stornoway Airport to consider shutting off some of the landing flightpaths, so that the wind farm can go ahead.

Highlands and Islands Airports Limited has insisted that all the routes into Stornoway must remain open for safety reasons, and they have said that the wind farm plans will have to change.

Catriona Campbell, a Lewis-based anti-wind farm campaigner said: "This really shows just how much the wind farm companies care about this island. They tell us that this wind farm is for the economy and then they want to reduce the services to the airport. What I find disturbing is that these talks are all going on behind closed doors. And we, who are affected, only find out through journalists and the Freedom of Information Act."

Airport urged to make cuts for wind turbines (Scotland on Sunday, 5 March 2006)