Giant solar farm that will be the largest in Scotland has been given the go ahead

Giant solar farm that will be the largest in Scotland has been given the go ahead

The 50-megawatt scheme is set to be built on a former military airfield in the northeast of Scotland after planning consent was granted by Scottish ministers.


It is the first solar development approved by the Energy Consents Unit (ECU) of the Scottish Government, which rules on projects of 50 megawatts or greater in output.

It will be built at Milltown Airfield near Elgin in Moray, a former RAF Airfield on land owned by the Innes Estate. The ECU has allowed a five-year time scale for the commencement of development of the project owing to “the scale and complexity” of the project.

Edward Tennant, who owns the estate and 350-year-old Innes House, said:

“The need for renewable energy is becoming increasingly important and we are very happy to be contributing to the green future of Scotland.”


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