The pylons and conductors will be seen from both the National Trust for Scotland’s Castle Fraser property and its grounds. They will detract from the enjoyment of thousands of visitors annually who currently go there to enjoy its unspoiled character, sense of connection to the history of the landscape, wildlife and gardens.
Castle Fraser, Craigearn and Kemnay are situated on the National Trust for Scotland Castle Trail. VisitScotland and Kemnay Community Council recognise that this route generates significant visitor interest and attraction to the area. The existence of such high and intrusive pylons to the open character of the landscape along this sector would undoubtedly detract from visitor experience, which in turn would lead to a downturn in tourism and be detrimental to the local economy.
Local Bed & Breakfasts, hotels, restaurants, public houses will all be affected by lack of visitor numbers who will be put off by these ugly structures and not tend to revisit.
Crofts, small holdings and small businesses including commercial woodlands in the area will be adversely affected by inability to grow trees or operate high machinery.