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McCartney causes furore over tree cutting plans

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Macca: Trees furore

Paul McCartney's Scottish neighbours are reportedly furious over plans to cut thousands of trees on his estate.

According to MailOnline, the trees will be uprooted from the singer's 600-acre High Park Farm close to Campbeltown in Argyll and Bute, as part of a forestry maintenance programme.

McCartney's management company is understood to be planning to move 300 lorry-loads of timber a year using a single track road. Residents already put up with heavy vehicles using surrounding roads that lead to a quarry. They say that bringing in more vehicles is dangerous to pedestrians and other drivers.

McCartney once revealed that the beauty of the desolate area saved him from a nervous breakdown when fame was plaguing his life.

Since the 1998 death of his late wife Linda McCartney at the age of 56 from breast cancer, McCartney's connections with the High Park Farm are not as strong. However, there is a memorial garden in Campbeltown dedicated to Linda's memory.

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