Udny Community Wind Turbine

Udny Community Wind Turbine

The Udny Community Wind Turbine in Formartine, Aberdeenshire, is the first community-owned turbine on the Scottish mainland. It became fully operational in September 2011, and won the Community Initiative Award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards. It was planned, steered and developed by the community. Folk affected by its construction were consulted and engaged at all stages of the project.

The 80M structure benefits Udny and the surrounding area, and has generated £120,000 in its first year of operation. The Trust has donated £330,000 to local groups since it started up in 2011. Funds are dispersed into the community - grants to a local playgroup, youth development, tennis and bowling clubs, heritage projects and a volunteer medical emergency team covering two villages (a new leased vehicle). The steeple clock on Pitmedden Kirk has chimed for the first time in 60 years - funds from the turbine have helped its restoration. A tractor for community use is the latest project to be funded. £80,000 has been placed in a reserve fund for longer-term projects, including a community hall.
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Udny Community Wind Turbine

Udny Community Wind Turbine

The Udny Community Wind Turbine in Formartine, Aberdeenshire, is the first community-owned turbine on the Scottish mainland. It became fully operational in September 2011, and won the Community Initiative Award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards. It was planned, steered and developed by the community. Folk affected by its construction were consulted and engaged at all stages of the project.

The 80M structure benefits Udny and the surrounding area, and has generated £120,000 in its first year of operation. The Trust has donated £330,000 to local groups since it started up in 2011. Funds are dispersed into the community - grants to a local playgroup, youth development, tennis and bowling clubs, heritage projects and a volunteer medical emergency team covering two villages (a new leased vehicle). The steeple clock on Pitmedden Kirk has chimed for the first time in 60 years - funds from the turbine have helped its restoration. A tractor for community use is the latest project to be funded. £80,000 has been placed in a reserve fund for longer-term projects, including a community hall.
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Photographer:
Yvonne Ferguson