Yesterday, Highland Council rejected the application from power giant Scottish and Southern Electricity to build the controversial 137 mile long pylon line through Highland Region from Beauly down to the its southern border at Drumochter Pass.
The pylons would then run through Perthshire from Drumochter to Braco. South of Braco the line would enter Stirling Council area before finishing at Denny. The pylons would pass through some of the most scenic areas of Scotland including the Cairngorm National Park and the Big Tree country of Perthshire before crossing the historic battlefield at Sheriffmuir, as reported in the news article Desecration at Sheriffmuir.
Highland Councils decision means that a Public Enquiry is now almost certain, further likely since Perth and Kinross Council's decision this morning to also object to the proposal.
Stirling Council have still to decide on their responses to the application, but will make its decision at a meeting on 4th May. Clan MacRae has written to each of the panel members urging that Sheriffmuir should be protected from desecration.
For the latest on the pylon proposal, go to the Sheriffmuir Update page