WIND and water could be our most important natural resources for our future and that of future generations of Scots. We have the engineers to build coastal storage power stations with natural materials using water and gravity with no waste products.

Each of these would become a water leisure facility in its own right, allowing all manner of water sports on calmer water. Howling gales and winter blizzards would only serve to top up these dams during the winter months. Imagine every raindrop as a pound coin and you will be getting close to the wealth of Scotland’s weather.

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When we have enough storage dams to cope with windless days, we can connect up Scotland’s supergrid to supply power automatically. This will give weather forecasters something else to think about as they predict “wind and rain” for Scotland.

A far better legacy to leave for our children than a pile of toxic nuclear waste to guard for hundreds of years.

Brian Clark