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Wind farm development plans for islands

OIC hopes to develop the islands of Faray, Holm of Faray and Red Holm for windfarms.

Orkney Islands Council hopes to make headway in establishing a “carbon neutral” county, with plans for a windfarm development on the islands of Faray, Holm of Faray and Red Holm.

The islands, which lie between Eday and Westray, went on the market in August at an asking price of offers over £200,000.

Set to complete the purchase in early 2019, OIC see this acquisition as a “significant development opportunity.”

“We have always said that we were going to be an entrepreneurial council,” said council leader James Stockan.

“This council set out to actually not be completely risk-averse, but also to pursue things that are not only in the organisation’s interest, but in the interest of Orkney as a whole.”

Read more in this week’s The Orcadian.

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