Published: 11th Feb 2020

Renewable energy projects in Scotland have generated £20m in benefits for local communities in the last year, according to a new report. The latest edition of the Register of Community Benefits, which is maintained by Local Energy Scotland, shows that more than 240 energy projects are now helping communities across the country. In the Highlands, Stroupster Community Fund uses money from Greencoat UK Wind to fund projects to benefit the local area of Dunnet and Canisbay. The fund has recently made grants available to many local projects including Castletown Parent Council for the purchase and installation of a timber trail in the school playground; Castletown Youth Club for the installation of a heating system in the club’s premises, and Lyth Arts Centre to fund materials and other costs associated with their a community art project. And in Clackmannanshire the EDF Burnfoot Hill Fund is provided by EDF Renewables, the owner … (To read the full article, subscribe below)