THE PROPOSED Viking Energy wind farm has suffered a huge blow after it failed to win government subsidy.

The future of the 103-turbine project has been left in doubt following the news announced this morning (20 September).

It needs the subsidy to go ahead, meaning that the project – which has consent from Scottish ministers – has been shrouded in more uncertainty.

The four remote island wind projects that did win subsidy are Costa Head Wind Farm, Druim Leathann Windfarm Limited, Hesta Head Wind Farm and Muaitheabhal Wind Farm. Two are in Orkney and two are based in the Western Isles.

Allocation results

Viking Energy bid for vital government support unsuccessful

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