Renewables recognition for Point and Sandwick Trust

Community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust on Lewis this week made the biggest one-off donation in its history. Photograph: Sandie Maciver of SandiePhotos. NO F16 wind farm cash
Community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust on Lewis has been shortlisted for the title of Best Community Energy Project, in the Scottish Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Awards 2021. Photograph: Sandie Maciver of SandiePhotos.

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Community wind farm Point and Sandwick Trust (PST) has been shortlisted for Best Community Energy Project at the Scottish Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Awards 2021.

The organisation, which runs the UK’s biggest community-owned wind farm, the 9MW Beinn Ghrideag outside Stornoway, already has a number of awards and multiple nominations.

This latest recognition is particularly welcome, however, as PST and other island wind farms are currently facing extremely challenging circumstances caused by the break in the sub-sea power cable linking the Outer Hebrides to the mainland.

Norman Mackenzie, PST chairman, said: ‘To be shortlisted for yet another award is particularly uplifting news for everyone involved with our trust, given the difficulties we are currently facing.’

Winners will be announced online on Thursday February 25.