Support for renewable energy studies for Great Glen students

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Young people from in and around the Great Glen interested in studying a renewable energy related subject are being invited to apply for financial support for study costs.

The support scheme run by Falck Renewables Wind Limited, owners of Millennium Wind Farm north of Invergarry, is for those from areas around their 10 wind farms in Scotland.

It is aimed at helping students of renewable energy related subjects with some of the expenses they incur while studying including travel costs, equipment, software or broadband.

Now in its fourth year, the scheme has so far provided funding for students from Aberdeenshire, Sutherland, Falkirk and South Lanarkshire.

Richard Dibley, managing director of Falck Renewables Wind Limited, said: ‘In these challenging times, the more help we can offer young people the better.  As we move towards a low carbon future, qualifications in subjects related to renewable energy will be increasingly useful and we hope some financial support will encourage young people in this direction.’