Climate Minister buys a castle with 16 bathrooms… and a massive carbon footprint November 20, 2011Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
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Climate Minister buys a castle with 16 bathrooms… and a massive carbon footprint
Daily Mail, 18 November 2011
He is the climate change minister who pledged to ‘lead by example’ in the fight against global warming.
But Charles Hendry is facing accusations of hypocrisy after buying himself a 20-bedroom castle – with a potentially massive carbon footprint – as a second home.
Blair Castle in Ayrshire, which went on the market for £2.5million, has three storeys, 16 bathrooms and a heated outdoor swimming pool set in 260 acres of beautiful countryside.
Weekend retreat: Blair Castle, which has 20 bedrooms and a heated outdoor swimming pool
It is likely to rack up colossal energy bills during the cold Scottish winter if Mr Hendry plans to heat all 14 bedrooms, two kitchens and four reception rooms in the main castle.
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