The first large scale wind farm planned for the Western Isles has been approved by the Scottish government. Thirty-nine turbines had been proposed for the Muaitheabhal Wind Farm on Eisgein Estate, Lewis, but permission has been granted for 33. The Scottish government said it would generate electricity for 55,000 homes – almost four times the number of homes on the islands.
Now let’s get some more of these beautiful beasts built and start getting the island out of it’s terminal, retirement village decline and back on it’s feet again.