“Hurricane winds” plunge Scots into blackouts

Nearly 70,000 people are without power after intense storms and “hurricane winds” slammed Scotland. Power cuts were flagged up across the country by energy company Scottish Hydro which is owned by SSE. So far its network distribution arm has restored power to another 27,500 customers. But wind speeds of 113mph are “hampering” efforts of engineers […]

Coming soon – Scotland’s first co-operative owned wind turbine

The first wind turbine in Scotland to be wholly owned by a co-operative is coming soon, following the recent launch of the Dingwall Wind Co-op. The 250 kW turbine was originally planned as a private venture but the owners of the Knockbain Farm – where it will be built – were persuaded to turn the […]