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SSE’s Stronelairg wind farm near Fort Augustus approved 

Credit:  BBC News | 6 June 2014 | www.bbc.co.uk ~~

A 67-turbine wind farm proposed for the Garrogie Estate near Fort Augustus has been given the go-ahead by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing.

The government said SSE Renewables’ Stronelairg project would generate power for 114,000 homes and bring £30m-worth of benefits to the region.

Landscape charity the John Muir Trust opposes the scheme.

In April, it challenged Highland Council’s decision to raise no object to the wind farm.

The trust lodged a petition in the Court of Session for a judicial review of the local authority’s decision.

It warned that the project would “destroy the character” of an area of wild land.

SSE Renewables had sought permission for up to 83 turbines at Stronelairg near its Glendoe hydro-electric scheme above Fort Augustus.

The scheme was later reduced in size.

Mr Ewing said the wind farm would create work during its construction and operation.

He added: “Once it is up and running, the wind farm will save thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, and will be able to produce enough electricity to power thousands of homes in the Highlands.

“As well as bringing benefits to the local community, the Stronelairg wind farm will also benefit the wider Highland region through the provision of a sustainable development fund.”

Source:  BBC News | 6 June 2014 | www.bbc.co.uk

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