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Community Ownership

March 2019 WKN are pleased to confirm that they have committed to providing the communities of Central and North West Sutherland with the opportunity for them to collectively own up to 10% of the equity in Sallachy Wind Farm. We are being assisted in these discussions by Local Energy Scotland, who will provide impartial advice […]

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Community Benefit Fund

March 2019 WKN and the Sallachy Estate are keen for the communities to directly benefit from the Sallachy Wind Farm project. The starting point for discussions on how the community can be involved with the Community Benefit Fund (CBF), was the agreement from 2012, which committed to a fixed payment benefit scheme of £5,000 per […]

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SALLACHY WIND FARM REFUSED

Press Release: 17 November 2015 Responding to Scottish Ministers decision to refuse Sallachy Wind Farm, Oliver Patent, Head of Development UK, WKN said: “We are deeply disappointed to learn of today’s decision by Scottish Ministers to refuse Sallachy Wind Farm.  As a global operating company, we firmly believe that Scotland is among the best places […]

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SALLACHY SHOULD BE GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD

PRESS RELEASE: 23rd March 2015 In response to the John Muir Trust’s (JMT) statement on Sallachy and Glencassley wind farms, the Sallachy Estate has outlined the positive impact that the Sallachy development will have on the local area if given the go ahead by the Scottish Government. The proposed Sallachy wind farm will consist of 22 […]

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SALLACHY REPRESENTS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

PRESS RELEASE 28 November 2014. In response to the Mountaineering Council of Scotland’s (MCoS) statement on Sallachy and Glencassley wind farms, the Sallachy Estate has outlined the positive impact that the Sallachy development will have on the local area if given the go ahead. The proposed Sallachy wind farm is an example of a local […]

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HIGHLAND COUNCIL REAFFIRM SUPPORT ON SALLACHY

PRESS RELEASE 11th November 2014. Highland Council has today (11 November) reaffirmed its support for Sallachy Wind Farm after it unanimously approved the recommendation that there should be no change in response from Highland Council to the Scottish Government in light of the new Scottish Planning Policy (SPP). Scottish Government’s Energy Consents and Deployment Unit (ECDU) […]

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WKN AG WELCOMES SPP REPRESENTATION UPDATE

PRESS RELEASE 10th November  WKN AG has welcomed the Highland Council officer’s recommendation of no change in response for Sallachy Wind Farm in light of the new Scottish Planning Policy (SPP). Sallachy Wind Farm is be considered at Highland Council after the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents and Deployment Unit (ECDU) wrote to all consultees to […]

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LOCAL COMPANIES ANSWER CALL FOR SALLACHY

PRESS RELEASE 23rd JUNE 2014 Energy North and renewables company WKN AG have hailed the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) process to promote local businesses in the Highlands and Islands to tender for contracts for the proposed Sallachy Wind Farm a success. Around 20 local companies attended the open day in Inverness on 23 April 2014 and […]

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WKN AND ENERGY NORTH SEEK LOCAL CONTRACTORS FOR WIND FARM

PRESS RELEASE 8th APRIL 2014 Local companies across the Highlands are being urged to get registered so they can tender for a share of around £100 million of work from the construction of a 66 MW Wind Farm in the Highlands. The call has gone out from trade body Energy North who are working closely […]

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SALLACHY WIND FARM – ACTUAL VISUAL IMPACTS AND NSA

PRESS RELEASE 24 MAY 2013 Following Tuesday’s (21 May) meeting of the Highland Council’s North Planning Applications Committee, where the committee voted in favour of raising no objection to WKN’s Sallachy Wind Farm near Lairg in Sutherland, a variety of misinformed media statements have been made.  These have largely related to the visual impact Sallachy […]

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