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Controversial giant pylon plan approved for Scotland

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Controversial plans for a line of giant pylons from the Highlands to central Scotland have been approved by the Scottish government.

The upgraded, 137-mile line will see a network of 600 pylons, some more than 200ft in height, connect renewable power projects to the national grid.

The Scottish Government approved the plans today, and said they were needed to tackle climate change.

Lorna Gordon reports.

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