Fifty small-scale, single wind turbines scattered across Orkney, Lewis and Shetland have changed hands as part of a £50 million deal.
Increasingly rough conditions at sea have caused the operation to move the Transocean Winner to be temporarily suspended.
A boost for jobs at a fabrication yard on Lewis was welcomed as “excellent news” after its owner won a £100million contract.
An island community is celebrating a £3million windfarm payout - without a single turbine being built. A French company will pay up as part of a "golden au revoir" deal after scrapping its £200million proposal for the Eishken estate on Lewis. Engie, previously trading as GDF-Suez, abandoned the project last October, blaming uncertainty about the laying of a connecting subsea cable to the mainland for its decision.