Credit:     Daily Mail Reporter     Daily Mail     (22/10/12)


Tourism chiefs have admitted for the first time that wind farms could drive holidaymakers away.


In an intervention likely to embarrass the Scottish Government, VisitScotland has said an application to put turbines on a site north of Dumfries could have a ‘detrimental effect’ on tourism.


Its statement comes after Alex Salmond claimed wind farms ‘enhance our appeal as a country’ and puts the Scottish Government-funded quango on a collision course with its paymasters.


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