Environmental campaigners pleaded "don't destroy Scotland's wilderness" on the opening day of a public inquiry into plans for a wind farm close to the Cairngorms National Park.
The protesters believe the Allt Duinne proposal will devastate the Monadhliath Mountains but the plans are being supported by some local community groups, who argue the site will help diversify the area's economy.
Thirty-one turbines would be built on the mountain range, set just 400m from the national park, if the Allt Duinne proposal is agreed.
The £140m plan by RWE Npower was rejected by Highland Council in January but on Monday an inquiry into the proposal was opened in Aviemore.
Developers argue that the scheme would benefit the area in terms of economy and jobs and that it has the backing of the local community council.
The inquiry is set to last for two weeks.
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