Crofters on Lewis fight EDF and Wood Group’s windfarm proposal

Energy giants hope Scottish court will permit development of 36 turbines on moorland

Hundreds of crofters are fighting an attempt by the energy giants EDF and Wood Group to build a windfarm on the island of Lewis.

More than 200 crofters have objected to proposals to build on communal land close to Stornoway, the biggest town in the Outer Hebrides. The crofters want to build their own development, with the profits going to the local community.

Building our own windfarms would be transformational to the islands

Related: Scotland's rocky road: a journey to the edge of Lewis – a photo essay

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