WKN are actively exploring the opportunity for the Sallachy Estate to become involved as a potential investor into the project. The Sallachy Estate would have the opportunity to invest in the equity of the wind farm at an agreed percentage, similar to the option presented to the communities of Central and North West Sutherland. WKN is committed to ensuring that as many goods and services can be sourced in the Highlands so that the economic benefits can be felt within the local communities. We look forward to exploring this further in the early part of 2019.
WKN are also committed to developing a wider procurement initiative across 2019 that will create economic and investment opportunities for businesses in the Highland region to bid for contractual tenders of goods and services should the project be consented and begin construction. This will give highland based businesses an advantage on price when tendering for contracts for the Sallachy Wind Farm. We intend to engage statutory and non-statutory bodies including the Highland Council, Highland and Islands Enterprise, University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and the Caithness Chamber of Commerce on this in the New Year.