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Fears Holy Isle will never look the same

‘It is not expected that tourism on Arran would be detrimentally impacted’

Transport and islands minister Humza Yousaf is joined by Arran MSP Kenneth Gibson on the Lochranza slipway with the new Lochranza to Claonaig ferry behind them. For full coverage of the minister’s first visit to Arran see pages 4 and 5.

There has been growing anger this week after the controversial wind turbine plan for Holy Isle was granted planning permission.

In spite of widespread opposition, North Ayrshire Council planning officials have granted the Buddhist retreat permission to erect five wind turbines on two sites on the island, despite calls for the decision to be referred to the full planning committee, where elected councillors would have voted on the plan.

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