Highlands & Islands

New turbines for Isle of Lewis wind project

Two new wind turbines will be added to a community renewables project on the Western Isles.

The developer, co-operative Urras Energy, has raised £705,800 in community share investment in the scheme at Ballantrushal on Lewis.

Urras Energy had set a target of £600,000 to pay for the turbines to be constructed next to a turbine that was installed at the site in December 2013.

Together the three turbines will generate enough power for 1,400 homes.

The wind farm is on the community-owned Galston Estate.

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