Scottish Highlands projects bag £2.15m funding from SSE Renewables

A community-owned hydro system, an environmentally sustainable hub and traffic-free areas will receive part of the grant

UK venture capitalists pump £3.1m in third hydropower project

UK-based venture capitalists have agreed to pay £3.1 million to fund a hydropower project in the Scottish Highlands. The 1MW plant, which will be built by Green Highland Renewables, is expected to generate 3.1GWh of electricity every year – enough to power up to 850 households. It is Albion Ventures’ tenth investment in renewable energy […]

Consent refused for 69MW wind farm in Scottish Highlands

Plans to build a 23-turbine wind farm on Blairmore Estate in the Highlands have been slammed by the Scottish Government. Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing refused planning consent for the 69MW Druim Ba wind farm near Drumnadrochit on the west shore of Loch Ness (pictured) and said it would have “significant adverse landscape and visual […]