There have been 5,528 applications for windfarms in Scotland since 2007 a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Telegraph report:

The First Minister’s Aberdeenshire home received the most applications over the last five years, with the total of 1,078 the equivalent of more than four a week.

This total represents an 11-fold increase on the total lodged in the final term of the previous Labour-led administration.

Dumfries and Galloway has received 806 applications since Mr Salmond came to power compared to 62 in the previous eight years of Scottish devolution.

Wind farm companies have also lodged 554 plans for turbines in Fife under the SNP, compared to 36 previously, while the total for the Highlands has increased from 129 to 465.

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