26th August 2022

Thurso area to benefit from RES wind farm scheme

Cairnmore Hill, which went into planning this week, is understood to be the first wind farm in Caithness to include Thurso Community Council area as a direct beneficiary of its community benefit package.

RES has submitted a planning application to The Highland Council for its re-designed Cairnmore Hill Wind Farm. The revised 5-turbine proposal, sited approximately 4.5km west of Thurso, lies in an area identified by the Council as having ‘potential for wind farm development’.

If consented, Cairnmore Hill Wind Farm would be capable of generating enough clean, low-cost electricity to meet the annual demand of around 24,000 homes. It will also provide a tailored package of benefits aligned with community priorities to help deliver local projects that will secure long-term economic, social and environmental benefits.

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