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Caithness.org is no longer updating this section as there are now many resources about wind farms on the web and the pages are here just for archive purposes. 16 February 2015

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Wind Farms At August 2013 per SNH

29 September 10
UK Focuses On Wind To Improve Energy Profile

New York Times

31 March 09

Wind Turbines Arrive At Wick Harbour Bound For Achairn

19 November 07
Majority Reject Wind Farm For Stroupster In Local Ballot
A ballot that was set up by
Dunnet and Canisbay Community Council and organised by Electoral Reform Services resulted in 801 people voted  - a participation rate of 63.2 per cent. Of those who voted, 491 (61.3 per cent) opposed the development while 310 (38.7 per cent) backed it. A total of 1267 ballot papers were issued.

10 November 07
Stroupster Wind Farm Letters Debate Continues

From Stuart Young
On behalf of Caithness Windfarm Information Forum
I refer to Mr Bill Mowat’s letter in the John o’Groat Journal last week concerning Stroupster Wind Farm, and would wish to make some further observations on behalf of Caithness Windfarm Information Forum (CWIF).

21 October 07
From Bill Mowat, former councillor N.E. Caithness.
The Community Council for North East Caithness (Dunnet and Canisbay parishes) deserves hearty congratulations for enabling its electors a postal ballot (19.10.07 to 9.11.07) on the plan by one of the World’s largest energy ‘utilities’ to build a £30 million ‘green’ electricity generating facility at Stroupster.

Applicant N-power Renewables is part of RWE, with h.q. in Germany’s Ruhr valley, (a company well known to Dounreay hands) has c. 68,000 employees worldwide with a 2006 turnover of over 44 billion euros.

31 August 07
Row blows up on wind farm locations - Scotsman

10 August 07
Latest Update On Durran Mains Wind Farm
D P Energy Ireland Ltd has put information about the current status of its plans for a wind farm at Durran Mains onto its web site.  The proposal has undergone significant changes since the initial concepts were outlined in 2004. These changes have included a reduction in the scale of the development (from 32 to 13 turbines) and in the size of the individual turbines (from 100m to 91m).  The proposed site is about five miles from Thurso. the revised scheme will produce 20MW with smaller turbines of 1.3 – 1.5MW capacity each (and up to 91metres in height).

27 January 07
Buolfruich Wind Farm, Dunbeath

Three photos of Buolfruich Wind Farm and couple to show where the photos was taken from on the A99.  The first three photos were taken - No Zoom, Part Zoom and Full Zoom on the camera.  A couple of photos looking towards Dunbeath Village are added to give you some idea of where the photos were taken from on the A99 before you reach the Escape Bed.

Causeymire Wind Farm

Wind Farm Interest In Highland 9 December 2002
Issued by Highland Council setting out the current position regarding applications

Causeymire, Achkeepster Farm, Watten, Caithness

Windmill At Wellbeck Estate, Caithness

Windmill Oops