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Bute wind power team organises turbine site visit

Bute Community Power is hoping to generate wind energy and revenue for the community in a scheme for one or two turbines on land at Auchintirrie farm.

Bute Community Power is hoping to generate wind energy and revenue for the community in a scheme for one or two turbines on land at Auchintirrie farm.

 

The team behind plans for a community wind power scheme on Bute is organising a visit to the site of the proposed project.

Bute Community Power’s visit to Auchintirrie farm, some three miles outside Rothesay, will take place in the early afternoon on Wednesday, July 23, and is open to BCP members and to members of the public.

The organisation, set up earlier this year as a community benefit society, with the aim of returning revenue from the project both to BCP members and to the island community, hopes to site one or two turbines at the privately-owned farm.

The exact site of the turbines hasn’t yet been decided - the precise location will be identified in a feasibility study for which a contractor is currently being sought - but participants in the site visit will be able to see the approximate place the turbines would be located.

Since Auchintirrie is a working farm, those hoping to go on the site visit will need to sign a waiver to join the party - email admin@bcp.coop to book your place.

Project manager Boyd Alexander told The Buteman this week that the public’s response to the idea had been “very positive” following a weekend of informal engagement events held at Rothesay pier and the town’s Co-operative supermarket.

For more from Mr Alexander see the July 18 edition of The Buteman - on sale now.

 

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