Politicians Back Island Wind Project as Crowdfunder Launches

14 Dec 2018

Angus Brendan MacNeil and Alasdair Allan, the MP and MSP for the Western Isles, have backed a fundraising campaign to build a community-owned wind farm in North Uist, which aims to gener-ate more than £105,000 a year for good causes. 

UistWind is in the final stages of raising the money the community needs to put towards its devel-opment of two 900kW turbines at Criongrabhal, near Clachan-na-Luib. 

It needs to raise at least £350,000 by the end of the year and last night launched a Crowdfunder ap-peal, in addition its Community Share Offer, which currently stands at £332,550. 

Angus Brendan MacNeil said: “North Uist Development Company have worked tirelessly to bring this vital community wind project to this stage. I would urge people across the islands to support the project and help to shape a sustainable and positive future for North Uist and allow them to benefit from a community wind project as has been the case in other parts of the Hebrides.” Donations of any size can be made to the Crowdfunder appeal – crowdfunder.co.uk/uistwind.

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