Turbines’ toll

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Like many others I am greatly saddened to hear of the death of a recently introduced white-tailed eagle, in the east of Scotland (your report, 14 June) I am pleased to read that environment minister Paul Wheelhouse MSP is keen to prosecute those ­responsible.

I would like to ask what action he proposes to take against the wind industry whose turbines routinely slaughter thousands of birds each year. I understand recent figures indicate 330 birds per turbine die each year in Spain, 309 in Germany and 895 in Sweden. Perhaps the minister can tell us the Scottish figures?

George Herraghty