ref date:6 Feb 2001 (ECON)
Holiday homes raping the Scottish countryside
We saw that the national parks in Scotland are nothing more than figments of a deluded imagination as developers rushed in to build holiday homes in the Trossachs. Now we see the same thing all
over again in Nethy Bridge as Eagle Star insurance plans to destroy rare woodland and
even more rare wildlife to build more holiday homes.
Its sickening. Scotland is the dumping ground for the UKs over-wealthy Southern English
homeowners as well as nuclear waste, and although they may not be radioactive their
influence on local economies and the environment is just as damaging. This is NOT rural
revival, but a continuation in decline.
Local Edith Robertson said "More than 60% of the homes here are holiday homes now.
There's no work in the area, so I can only think it will be more of
the same. "They're (the homes) are no good to the local economy. The people
who own them are only here for a small part of the year."