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THE unspoiled countryside surrounding the Queen Mother's childhood home may soon be dominated by an pounds 8million wind turbine farm.

Plans for the huge development overlooking Glamis Castle in Angus sparked fury from locals.

English-based Renewable Energy Systems, backed by the land's owner the Earl of Strathmore, wants to build 12 of the 80 feet high turbines, in the Strathmore Valley.

But the Views of Angus protest group claim the turbines are ugly, noisy and could harm the area's wildlife.

Tenant farmer John Brewster, said: "People come here to enjoy the countryside, not to see an industrial installation."

The project is part of the Government's pledge to make 10 per cent of energy produced in Britain renewable by 2010.

The Earl of Strathmore, whose great-grandfather was the Queen Mother's brother, declined to comment on the proposals.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 1, 2000
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