Seven hydro power plants are set to be built on a stunning Scottish glen where Braveheart and James Bond’s Skyfall were filmed – despite hundreds of objections. Glen Etive has seen an influx of visitors after it featured in the iconic Bond scene where Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench admire the view during a journey in his Aston Martin. But energy consultancy firm Dickins Hydro Resources applied to build seven water-powered electricity plants in the area in June last year. And despite more than 650 objections from mountaineers, environmentalists and locals, Highland Council gave all seven projects the go ahead during a planning meeting yesterday (Weds). Speaking after the meeting, CEO of Mountaineering Scotland Stuart Younie, slammed the decision.
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