A new opinion poll published today by ComRes has shown strong public support for wind power, with four in five people (80%) in Scotland supporting onshore wind farms.
This is even higher than the 73% of the UK public which support wind farms.
ComRes interviewed 2,037 British adults online between 12 and 13 October 2016.
SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) commented: “This opinion poll is a vindication of SNP support for renewable energy technology, which creates jobs, provides us with a secure source of energy and helps us meet our climate change commitments.
“The Tories are completely out of touch with public opinion on this issue – despite some Tory MSPs personally profiting from wind – and UK Government cuts to support for this industry have been completely wrong-headed, risking jobs and our future prosperity.
“The Scottish Government will always work to protect jobs, develop renewables and meet our climate change obligations – and this poll is yet further evidence that the public backs us in these ambitions.”