A group of students and two of their professors from the University of Cincinnati enjoyed a visit to Ben Aketil wind farm to learn about wind energy’s role in meeting energy needs in the community and in Scotland more broadly. They were particularly interested in learning how decisions are made on where wind energy sites are selected and the challenges...
Our sixth community cooperative (BenCom) has been launched at the Scottish wind farm of Assel Valley (25MW), Ayrshire. This initiative enables local inhabitants to invest in the renewable energy business by financing part of the wind farm and receive yearly interest in return over a period of 15 years. The public share offer launched by the BenCom Assel Valley Community Renewables...
Following our Awards Dinner at the Stirling Highland Hotel in November we received the following letter from Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company. We are delighted that the prize money is being put to such good use and will benefit the community as a whole. Read the letter from Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company
21.5 hectares (51 acres) of woodland at the entrance to the Carron Valley Forest has been transferred from Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) to the Valley Renewables Group as the local Development Trust The plan is to open up the mature woodland and historical features with new walks, improved riverside access and open glades. Windblown timber and over mature conifers will...
We are delighted that funds from Falck Renewables Kilbraur wind farm have contributed to the purchasing of a new community bus for Golspie. The bus will be a great resource for the town and the local district. Article published on the Northern Times, 11 January 2019.  
The following position is available at Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company Chief Executive Officer Role: You will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of the organisation, including its financial viability together with initiating and developing constructive and creative relationships with FAGCC members, funders, partners, and stakeholders. Full Time Based – Fort Augustus with some Homeworking Salary -£38,000 Relocation Package - £2,000 Pension 5% Salary Holidays...
  Let us thank all the Communities and partners we met and collaborated with during this year. 2018 has been a year full of achievements for our network. We started a new path enabling more synergies with people and places around our UK wind farms. It is just thank to your collaboration that our sustainable approach becomes tangible. And right from the...
Partnering with local communities and sharing our knowledge are among the pillars of Falck Renewables Sustainability Charter, a commitment we are willing to export from the UK to the other countries where we operate. Under such a spirit, we recently held some meetings in Norway. On November 14, in Svelgen, the closer town to the Hennøy wind farm we are...
A great event in Stirling, on November 20, once more gathering delegates from the communities living around our Scottish wind farms to celebrate the "Falck Renewables Sustainable Community Awards Dinner 2018”. Among a group of very meaningful submissions, Glengarry Community Woodlands received the Best Sustainable Energy Project Proposal award, with a prize of £5K to set up a Wood Fuel Social Enterprise,...
We’re delighted to unveil the six projects that have been nominated in the Falck Renewables Best Community Project Competition. To vote for their favourite project, delegates from each Community Trust and BenCom should email with their first, second and third choices to: community.uk@falckrenewables.eu The winners will be announced on 20 November 2018 at the Falck Renewables Sustainable Communities Awards Dinner in Stirling.         Find...

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West Browncastle – South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Near Strathaven in South Lanarkshire, West Browncastle Wind Farm has 12 turbines. Funding goes to the South Lanarkshire Renewable Energy Fund which...

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