Orkney rises to meet challenge

The Harbour Authority in Orkney has two bragging rights that it is very proud of. Firstly, it has Scotland’s longest deep-water commercial berth at Hatston just outside Kirkwall, and secondly it has Europe’s largest natural harbour of Scapa Flow (at 125 square miles) both within its estate.

Renewables/Energy Transition

Orkney’s wind turbine scheme gets underway

The first phase of Orkney’s new fully funded community wind turbine scheme is expected to go live later this month. Farmers and landowners at 20 properties are set to benefit from discounted electricity for at least two decades as a result. Hamsin Wind is aiming to install over 60 single onshore wind turbines at residential and commercial sites across Orkney by the end of 2015 and is actively seeking applications from interested parties.