Support from MSP Michael Russell

Following the well attended meeting in the Queens Hall on Friday 13th, Michael Russell MSP has expressed his objection to the Bachan Burn wind farm with a strongly worded open letter to Martin Billhardt, Chairman of the Executive Board at PNE Wind.

“I am taking the unusual step of writing an open letter to you because it has become obvious that there is a ‘very strong concern in Dunoon and Cowal regarding your proposals and a clear view – expressed unanimously at the well attended meeting – that the best thing that could happen would be for you to decide not to take the proposal to the formal planning stage.”

Open letter to PNE WIND UK Ltd

Public Meeting with Dunoon Community Council

QUEENS HALL 13th March at 7:30pm 2015

Come along and have your say

Dunoon Community Council invites everyone to attend the public meeting to discuss the proposed Bachan Burn wind farm. There are four places on the panel; two in favour of the proposal and two opposed.

  • PNE (speaker yet to be confirmed)
  • Forestry Commission Scotland (speaker yet to be confirmed)


  • Douglas McCallum: Convenor of Save Cowal’s Hills
  • James Fraser: Tourism Consultant, Chair of Friends of Loch Lomond & Trossachs, and formally Chief Executive of our Area Tourist Board for 23 years.

Transcript of presentation made by Douglas McCallum


Radio Clyde Interview

Wednesday 11th March 2015: Philip Norris was interviewed on Inverclyde Radio prior to the meeting on Friday 13th. The Bachan Burn project is a concern to the people of Inverclyde. The Queens Hall meeting was well attended and residents of Inverclyde, including representation from Cardwell Bay and Greenock West Community Council attended and expressed their concerns.