Opponents of giant wind turbines in rural Scotland claim that efforts to fight new proposals have been hampered by a Covid ban on public gatherings and “patchy” internet. From Caithness in the north to Dumfries in the south, campaigners have been frustrated by broadband access that is slow, intermittent or, in some cases, non-existent. Many have been unable to download important documents such as maps and artists’ impressions of proposed wind farms and others have been “booted out” of online meetings mid-protest. In some cases, Scottish government reporters and objectors have been prevented from making crucial site visits.
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