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Whitelee Wind Farm

Whitelee Wind Farm, Scotland

This morning, I cycled up to visit Whitelee Wind Farm, near Eaglesham, south of Glasgow. This is Europe’s largest wind farm with a complement of 140 turbines but with a further 75 turbines to be added. When the extended capacity is added Whitelee will have a generating capacity of 539 Megawatts which will be sufficient to power over 300,000 homes. However, at time of my visit not a single turbine was moving, possibly due to the virtual absence of wind.

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Quiraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on a unique aspect of British geology as manifested in the landslides of Trotternish, northern Skye, Scotland of which the Quiraing  is the best example.This jumble of hills and rocks was created when the underlying sedimentary rocks  (Jurassic era) gave way under the great weight of later  basalt lavas (Tertiary era) which resulted in landslides which in turn created labrynths and pinnacles. Apart from the Quiraing, names associated with this geology include Table, Needle, Prison, Dun Dubh and the Old Man of Storr.

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View from Broadford

View from Broadford, Skye

 

This morning, our group departed lodgings in Broadford, Isle of Skye and proceeded as follows:

First to Isleornsay, a picteresque harbour setting for photos and last views of scenic Skye.

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