Strong winds blowing across the Trossachs

I love this weather:

The future of energy generation.
(Photo: Stuart McMahon)

If the Germans are at all consistent, they will now, no doubt, be insisting that these monstrosities are banned.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. I've just read the story. Apparently the turbines were not operating because it was so windy! Hang on a minute ............... no, me neither.

  2. The reassuring thing about this photo (attributed by the BBC to Stuart McMahon) is that as soon as I saw it on the news site I knew it would only be a matter of time before it appeared on gruts. Carry on.

  3. Yes, I wasn't sure -- knowing how shoddy media organisations can be at this sort of thing -- if that was really the photographer's name, or just someone who had sent it in to the Beeb... but it turns out that is indeed the photographer.

    Furthermore I've learned a new word through this: nacelle. It was the nacelle wot caught fire, you see. The nacelle.

    (I learned this via a report on a green website (actually not as vehemently anti-nuke as I expected, although I didn't look very hard). The search engines made me do it. Sorry.)

  4. Nacelle isn't a new word! The Star Ship Enterprise has port and starboard nacelles! Although, admittedly, that will be in the future.

  5. A Pedant writes -
    Ardrossan isn't actually in the Trossachs you know, anymore than (say) Bronte Country is in the Yorkshire Dales. I mean it's not even near the Trossachs.
    Just saying.

  6. Old joke of mine: I always refer to Scotch winds as 'blowing over the Trossachs'. I also always make a point of saying 'Scotch', not 'Scottish'.

  7. I also saw that on the front page of a paper one morning and wondered to myself how many nanoseconds it would take for it to appear here!

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