and perhaps a wee boatee
What a lovely track. Fair warms the cockles of ones heart it does as it winds up the hill onto the moor.Plans for £70 million wind farm, check out Hebrides NewsPlans to build a new £70 million wind farm on Lewis formally lodged.Plans to erect 14 turbines, each of three megawatt capacity, on the North Tolsta crofters’ grazing's, some ten miles outside Stornoway.The 42 MW windfarm, stretching from Loch Diridean as shown on your lovely track down to the forestry plantation at the glen, would include access roads, a sub station and a permanent wind monitoring mast. Rock for the roads and turbine foundations would be excavated from quarries within the development’s 697 acre boundaries to the west of North Tolsta.The application has been submitted after substantial consultation with the local community including the local grazings committees and landlord Stornoway Trust.Consultation with the local community has also included work on the environmental and economic impact.The wind farm is expected to involve investment of £63 million in the Lewis economy and 70 jobs during construction as well as a number of full time jobs once the development is fully operational.It will also make a significant contribution to the Scottish and UK Government’s renewable targets.constructing and operating onshore wind projects, it will also contribute to the socio-economic case for the proposed interconnector to the mainland.
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