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May islands meetings for MachairWind team - 2024



May 2024

ScottishPower Renewables’ offshore windfarm team heads back to Islay, Jura and Colonsay for public drop-in events.

Local people on the isles of Islay, Jura and Colonsay will once again get the chance to hear the latest news on ScottishPower Renewables’ MachairWind offshore windfarm when the project team hosts a series of public information events on the islands next month.

Machairwind coast

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Transformational ScottishPower project could turn the tide for rural and coastal communities



April 2024

ScottishPower Renewables’ first fixed-bottom foundation offshore windfarm in Scottish waters could bring jobs and an economic boost and create positive and lasting benefits for rural and coastal communities, according to a new independent report.

Machairwind coast

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Island Kids Blown Away By Offshore Windfarm STEM Event



October 2023

Kids from the Isles of Islay and Jura took to the beach in Bowmore last week to learn all about offshore renewable energy and even built their own floating turbines to put their learning to the test thanks to the team behind the MachairWind offshore windfarm.


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Warm islands welcome as MachairWind team get out and about



October 2023

ScottishPower Renewables’ MachairWind offshore windfarm team received a warm welcome – and enjoyed blue skies and sunshine – as it returned to Islay and Colonsay to update local people and communities about the green energy company’s first offshore windfarm in the region.

Islay Show

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Island Opportunities To Meet SPR’s MachairWind Offshore Windfarm Team



August 2023

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.

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Metocean Surveys Underway At SPR’s MachairWind


June 2023

Metocean surveys are now underway in the vicinity of ScottishPower Renewables’ MachairWind offshore windfarm project area – off the coast of Argyll – following the deployment of a floating LiDAR (light detection and ranging) buoy, metocean buoys and seabed frames by the appointed contractor, Fugro.

MachairWind Metocean Survey

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Islander takes up new community role for ScottishPower’s MachairWind offshore windfarm


April 2023

A local Development Trust director and former island community councillor – based on the Isle of Jura – is set to take up a vital role to deliver ScottishPower Renewables’ first offshore windfarm in Argyll and Bute.

Deborah (Debs) Bryce Boyle has been appointed as the Community Engagement Manager for MachairWind – the offshore windfarm that will be developed in the waters north-west of Islay and west of Colonsay.

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Green Job Opportunity Blows in Thanks to New Offshore Windfarm


Community Engagement Manager

February 2023

An exciting green job opportunity to become part of Scotland's clean energy future is now available in Argyll thanks to Scottish Power Renewables' new MachairWind offshore windfarm.

ScottishPower is recruiting a Community Engagement Manager to support the development of MachairWind, which will be developed off the coast of Argyll - north- west of Islay and west of Colonsay – within an area of the seabed awarded by Crown Estate Scotland.

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SPR hosting island drop-in events for new MachairWind offshore windfarm


October 2022

Local people on Islay, Colonsay, and Jura will get the opportunity to find out more about a new offshore windfarm being developed by ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) at a series of drop-in events being hosted on the islands next week.

In 2022, Crown Estate Scotland awarded SPR the rights to develop an offshore windfarm off the coast of Argyll.

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ScottishPower has won the rights to develop plans for its first fixed offshore windfarm in Scottish waters as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind Leasing.

March 2022

The MachairWind project off the coast of Islay, which could deliver 2GW of cleaner renewable energy, will make a significant contribution to tackling climate change and achieving Net Zero, with the potential to generate enough clean electricity to power over 2 million homes in Scotland.

It will also build on ScottishPower’s long-standing presence and positive track record of investing in and working with local communities and businesses across Argyll & Bute to realise the benefits of renewable energy developments.


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