Forestry Commission Scotland
Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) awarded E.ON the right to explore the potential for new wind energy projects on two areas of land within the Scottish National Forest Estate as part of its search for development partners to maximise Scotland's wind potential. The two areas awarded were the West and North of Scotland, covering West Argyll, Lochaber, Inverness-shire, Ross, Skye and the Northern Highlands.
Since then, we've been looking at land within the lots and doing some early assessments to see which sites might be suitable for a wind farm. Following these early assessments, we're pleased to announce the first projects we plan to take forward:
The Moriston Wind Farm project is located northwest of Fort Augustus in the Highlands.
The Inverneill Wind Farm project is located south of Ardrishaig in Argyll and Bute.
The Dalchork Wind Farm project is located north of Lairg in Sutherland.
The High Clachaig Wind Farm project is located on the Kintyre Peninsula.
Over the coming months these projects will be entering into the early stages of development. This means we'll start doing detailed studies and engaging with local communities and other stakeholders on our plans.
As the projects progresses, we'll actively consult with the local communities on our plans and keep them informed every step of the way.
We'll continue to do further assessments on other FCS land within the two lots, to decide if there are any other areas that might be good sites for wind farms. As these studies progress we hope to take more projects forward in the future.