Scotland’s unique landscape. The northern region of the UK draws people from around the world. Its diverse landscape of hills, glens, mountains, rivers, lochs, and coastline make it a popular destination. In every county of Caledonia (named by the Romans), there is history steeped across the landscape.
Scotland’s unique charm
Millions of visitors travel thousands of miles to explore, experience and adventure in the hills. Connecting with the wild landscapes is popular with outdoor lovers. Additionally, there’s a huge interest in the country’s past, and seeking out distant heritage. Across the country, the past is present and visible as thousands of castles are located throughout Scotland. Interestingly, some castles are in ruins and others retain their full glory. However, from the dramatic landscapes, islands and coastline, the natural beauty is an integral part of Scotland’s charm and saving this is incredibly vital when upgrading power lines.
No beauty in electric towers
Power lines won’t ruin the natural beauty and iconic vistas of Scotland. A total of 99 miles (160km) of line between Skye and Fort Augustus is due for an upgrade. However, part of the power line is to be laid underground for almost 10 miles (15km) where it passes near Skye’s Cuillin mountains. There will be no towers spoiling the views of the Cuillins and thus preserving the view.
Preserving Scotland’s natural charm
Scotland’s unique landscape is of national importance. Furthermore, without the wild, natural treasures of the glens and mountains, recognised across the globe, Scotland would struggle to attract visitors. After all, it would be hard to imagine photographers coming to Scotland to capture landscapes littered by electric towers. Equally, it would impossible for writers to rave about our wild spaces if they were punctuated by power lines stretching mile upon mile cutting through the rugged, natural beauty of the iconic glens.