Salmond power

On Newsnight Scotland (26 November) First Minister Alex Salmond claimed that Scotland was keeping England’s lights on by sending south seven gigawatts of renewable energy, which we can do because it is windier here.

The Scottish Renewables figure for total installed renewable energy sources at mid-2013 is (including hydro) about 6.5GW. The wind portion is about 4.5GW – and, as we all know, the actual usable electricity delivered from this source would be a fraction of that figure.

At least Mr Salmond has reminded us of one major source of Scotland’s wind.

(Dr) A McCormick

Kirkland Road