The Scotsman reports:

MORE than 2,500 wind farm applications have been made to Scotland’s local authorities over the past 18 months, a survey of councils has ­revealed.

Figures released under Freedom of Information legislation have disclosed that council staff have handled 2,508 applications in the past year and a half – the equivalent of seven a day.

The number of proposed wind farms has come to light amid mounting concern over First Minister Alex Salmond’s drive for green energy and the proliferation of turbines across Scotland.

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