Galloway Landscape And Renewable Energy (GLARE), added: "It is welcome news that the Astronomer Royal is adding his voice to the growing clamour for something to be done about the threat from useless, but often rather brightly lit, wind farms to the unique intrinsic darkness status of our Dark Sky Park and its buffer zone."
Galloway Forest Park was handed Dark Sky status in 2009. It has attracted thousands of visitors since and local MP Russell Brown is concerned they could be turned away by the increasing number of turbines.
Dark Sky Observatory. Installing any large structures that require illumination would be akin to putting a factory in Glen Coe or electricity pylons along the Cuillin Ridge."
Prof Brown said: "There is a place for wind farms in our national energy mix but they should not be sited in the Dark Sky Park. We should be seeking to protect the wonderful dark skies of the Galloway Forest above the world leading Scottish Air Max 90 Sale Footlocker
Scotland's Astronomer Royal believes the country's only Dark Sky Park is at risk of being lit up by wind farms.
Dark Sky Park in Galloway Forest at risk from wind farms says Astronomer Royal
"Now we have three national organisations who have come out against the nine proposed wind farms within the vicinity of the park and requested that the Scottish Government look again at its planning policy. It is time for the Scottish Government to take a serious look at what impact these developments are having on local communities in areas such as tourism."
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Professor John Brown says putting turbines in and around the Galloway Forest Park would be "akin to putting a factory in Glen Coe" and has called on First Minister Alex Salmond to make the area a wind farm exclusion zone.
He said: "Such a tourist attraction is important to the local economy as tourists will come from all round to experience the clear sky. This helps local restaurants Air Max 90 Hyperfuse Independence Day and hotels. Yet light pollution would put this at risk and Air Max 90 Ice Orange
the Scottish Government is not taking this into account. On top of this, it would have a negative impact on the observatory, which Alex Salmond opened with great fanfare, and now his Government's policies are to the detriment of the world class facility.
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