– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 26th August 2010.

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Question S3W-35626

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has provided, or intends to provide, advice to planning authorities on how they should take into account the effects of ill-treatment of birds of prey in assessing applications for (a) wind farm development and (b) any other type of development and what the reason is for its position on this matter.

Photo of Stewart Stevenson Stewart Stevenson Scottish National Party

The Scottish Government is unaware of any evidence of widespread or significant links between the systematic ill-treatment of birds of prey and applications for wind farm or other developments. Consequently, the government has no plans to issue such advice.‪‪‪

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