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Sutherland MP and MSP to speak at Pylon Pressure to Stop SSEN public meeting in Helmsdale

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Sutherland's MP and MSP will speak at a public meeting organised by campaign group Pylon Pressure to Stop SSEN at Helmsdale Community Centre next Friday from 5.30pm.

Sutherland MP Jamie Stone and MSP will speak at a meeting in Helmsdale on Friday, December 8.
Sutherland MP Jamie Stone and MSP will speak at a meeting in Helmsdale on Friday, December 8.

MP Jamie Stone and MSP Maree Todd will each give a short presentation on current and future Scottish/UK energy policy with a focus on local interests and in the context of the drive towards net zero, and the climate emergency.

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Community councils in the wider area have been invited to send representatives and Communities B4 Power Companies will be represented, as well as other interested groups.

Pylon Pressure chairperson Ruth Whittaker said: "The meeting will be an opportunity to ask questions about proposals to build a new overhead 400KV line from Spittal to Beauly, which would have a direct impact on the Helmsdale area.

"Invitations will be delivered to all residents of Helmsdale and district residents, but the meeting is open to anyone interested in, or likely to be affected by, SSEN's proposals."

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