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Island opportunities to meet SPR’s MachairWind offshore windfarm team


The team behind ScottishPower Renewables’ MachairWind offshore windfarm will be back on Colonsay and Islay next week, giving local people the chance to meet the team and find out more about the green energy company’s first offshore windfarm in the region.

Building on SPR’s long-standing presence and positive track record of working with local communities and businesses across Argyll & Bute, MachairWind will generate enough green electricity to power the equivalent of more than two million homes across the UK.

The MachairWind team will host a public drop-in event at Colonsay Village Hall in Scalasaig between 5pm-7pm on Wednesday 9 August before heading to Islay for the Islay, Jura and Colonsay Agricultural Show – which it is involved in sponsoring – on Thursday 10 August.

SPR’s Senior Project Manager for MachairWind, Kiera Wilson, said: “We’re really excited to be getting back to the islands for our second visit of the year. I’m especially pleased that we’ll be hosting our first public event on Colonsay after the weather defeated our previous attempt and hope as many people as possible take the chance to come along.

“We’re also incredibly proud to be involved in sponsoring the Islay Show for the very first time and look forward to playing our part in such an important event for the islands. We pride ourselves on being a responsible developer and good neighbour, and getting involved in the Show is a great way for us to build on what we’ve been doing so far.

“So, make sure you drop by our stand and have a chat about how MachairWind can help deliver a clean energy future for us all.”

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