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...
News has been coming in about various initiatives our community trusts are involved in to help support the fight against COVID 19 and the impact of the lockdown. East Riding Council who administer the funds from our Spaldington Wind Farm in East Yorkshire have set up a community response hub with VCS partner Smile Foundation to help vulnerable members of...
Falck Renewables is part of the Coalition for Action of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an international network that brings together private sector actors, trade associations, intergovernmental organizations, civil society and research institutes to discuss the latest trends in the renewable energy sector, share knowledge on cutting-edge technologies, determine actions and exchange good practices in support of the...
The first Falck Renewables Support Scheme created outwith the UK is aimed at students and young professionals living near the Åliden and Brattmyrliden wind farms.   One of the commitments we undertake to the local communities we share territories with is to promote and disseminate at local level knowledge about the renewable/sustainable energy sector. This effort takes shape also through supporting young people...
Improving the skills of local workers to encourage more use of renewable technology is the aim of a new initiative funded by Falck Renewables, the owner of Millennium Wind Farm, south west of Glenmoriston. Highland based McInnes Group was awarded the £4,000 grant to support renewable energy studies, after being proposed by the Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company. The...
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...
On 23 May 20 children aged between 4 and 11 years from Syr John Rhys school in Ponterwyd visited Cefn Croes wind farm. The children were very enthusiastic, they asked many interesting and some entertaining questions and for a change the sun shone in The Cambrian Mountains!
We shared some of our experiences of working in a STEM Industry with schoolchildren from around Scotland this week. Our Asset Manager Jamie Steel and Site Manager of Millennium Wind Farm Bruce Hosie took part in the Scottish Council for Development and Industry’s Celebration of STEM 2021, giving the young people taking part a virtual tour of the wind farm...
ARE YOU A STUDENT CONSIDERING A CAREER IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR OR A BUSINESS LOOKING TO UPSKILL/RESKILL YOUR WORKFORCE IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY? TO REQUEST FINANCIAL SUPPORT, APPLY BEFORE 8 NOVEMBER 2021! We are delighted to announce the launch of the fourth year of our Support Scheme for Sustainable Energy Studies/Training. Last year we provided funding for five students from communities around three of...
Our Auchrobert Wind Farm is looking very pretty in the snow and had some enthusiastic visitors recently. Many thanks to Ollie and Layla and their human Les Hoggan, editor of Strathaven Echoes, for sending us this article.

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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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