Letter: Treasured land
However, the "airfield" which many of us on the border between Midlothian and East Lothian wish to protect from just this development is part of a lovely area of farmland and woodland, and a much-treasured piece of countryside used by people in Cousland, Ormiston, Elphinstone and beyond; East Lothian Council has rightly rejected two applications of this type in recent years and also objects to this one.
The sacrifice of a large swathe of landscape for years to prop up an obsolete technology for energy generation is to misunderstand how the future must be.
There is a good messagesometimes to be seen as we travel -that sign which reads: "Changed priorities ahead."
On Monday I did start to feel a bit sorry for the protesters who camped near RBS over the weekend. At the beginning of their weekend there was a sunny, festival atmosphere, but by Monday it was all a bit damp and cold. I wonder if they wished for some global warming.