Please consider our research
We are concerned members of the public, both local and national, researching the proposed hydro schemes in Glen Etive. We would like to present evidence supporting moves to limit the number of run-of-river hydro schemes in Glen Etive to the four already approved.
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Designations to protect
The three schemes encroach into nationally protected areas and will impact Wild Land, Wild Life and Natural Heritage
Altering the Rivers
On average, 75% of water will be removed, and all three rivers’ integrity destroyed
Not the Right Place
Renewable energy is a priority for all, but these schemes will destroy the environment they propose to protect
The RAW beauty
Glen Etive is a national treasure, it’s world famous scenery drawing visitors from all over the world
Mitigation measures for kayakers to allow push button flow control create dangers that have not been addressed
Surveys of existing schemes show that successful restoration is the exception rather than the rule
Local benefits are promised but not always honoured
Overlays showing routes of hydro schemes
Reports and Documents
A selection of research and editorial about the hydro schemes
How to get involved
If you’re wondering “What can I do?” we’ve put together some suggestions
NEWS & UPDATES
Keep track of latest developments
Who are we?
We are ordinary members of the public & volunteers on ‘Save Glen Etive’.
We are an electrical engineer & photographer from Ballachulish, a marine scientist & paddler from Glasgow, a journalist & hillgoer from Kingussie, a dentist & paddler from Harrogate (Fort William ex-pat!), a financial manager & photographer from Edinburgh, a researcher & hillgoer from Glasgow, a movement therapist & hillgoer from Blanefield.
We are all volunteers and work in our own time. We take no money from the campaign and the campaign is unfunded.
Tim Parkin, Richard Bannister, Texa Sim, David Lintern, Jane Meek, Michael Stirling-Aird, Nick Kempe
…increasing numbers of ordinary people, organisations and politicians are standing up for wild land and wild places.- John Muir Trust