“There is power in numbers and there is power in unity.”

                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let’s unite in great number.

Deeside Against Pylons (DAP) is a campaigning group set up to combat an ill-conceived, catastrophic proposal to erect monstrously high pylons carrying high voltage transmission cables through the North East of Scotland using 1920 technology to meet a 2024 challenge.  DAP has one objective:  No Pylons.  Not through these communities.  Not anywhere.  This is not nimbyism.  It’s nobyism.  No one’s back yard.

We are advocating to have these transmission cables go underground or subsea as our European counterparts are doing investing in existing, innovative technology in parallel with a national pride in their environments and a respect for their communities.

Three things lacking in SSEN’s approach: investment, national pride and respect.

It is important to show up in numbers at the SSEN consultation meetings and voice your concerns. Deeside Against Pylons will also arrange information sessions and share updates to help make this process more transparent.

There are several parts to this project and consultation. Please keep in touch to stay updated on the meetings and consultation deadlines to make our opposition seen and heard!

You don’t have to be a resident in a community consultation area to oppose so please encourage others to send their emails too. Every email helps build our opposition.

  • We support the UK’s net zero ambitions but believe they should not be achieved by sacrificing Scotland’s natural environment or the health and wellbeing of Scottish families. 
  • We believe we should underground or offshore these connections to protect our health and these areas of natural beauty.
  • These mega-pylons are 70m high, double the height of standard pylons.
  • This plan is not for the benefit of Scotland. Instead it will industrialise the Scottish countryside to 9 X Scotland’s power demand to the rest of the UK.

Latest News and Events

Information Meeting and Q&A

Durris Kirkton Hall, Tues 4 June 7:30pm


Deeside Against Pylons and Crathes and Drumoak Community Council will hold an information meeting on Tuesday 4 June at Durris Kirkton Hall.


At the meeting, we will share the latest updates on the consultation and related issues including health concerns, noise levels and more. This continues a series of information events held so far in Drumoak and Echt and is open to all.


We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you there.