Concerns raised about proposed hydro scheme

Concerns have been raised by the Tay District Salmon Fishery Board about the potential impact of a proposed run of river hydro scheme.  These concerns relate to the potential impact on salmon spawning grounds and angling on a popular beat on the River Isla.

Scottish and Southern Energy has gone out to public consultation on its plans to use a six-mile stretch of the Isla for a hydroelectric scheme that would involve water being fed through an underground pipeline system to a generating station before being returned to the river six miles downstream, just above the village of Alyth.

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The Scotsman (28 Dec 2011)