A PROJECT in Aberdeenshire was among the winners at the 10th Green Energy Awards in Edinburgh last night.
The planned wind turbine at Tillymaud, near Udny Green, triumphed in the category for best community initiative.
It took its place alongside other winners including First Minister Alex Salmond – named best politician – and Richard Yemm, founder of Edinburgh-based Pelamis Wave Power, who was honoured for his outstanding contribution to the industry.
The awards, sponsored by RWE npower and organised by Scottish Renewables, were presented in the National Museum.
In a pre-recorded speech, Mr Salmond said: “I am absolutely determined that this country of ours, just as it powered and invented the industrial revolution, is going to invest, design, engineer, fabricate, construct, maintain and instal the great energy machines that are going to dominate this coming century. I know there are sceptics, and folk that say it can’t be done, but of course it can be done.”
Scottish Renewables chief executive Niall Stuart said the awards were the culmination of a year’s hard work and fantastic achievements for the renewables industry in Scotland.