Shetland’s Viking windfarm cleared by supreme court

Onshore farm that could power 175,000 homes and become world’s most productive clears legal hurdle over threat to nesting populations of birds

A massive onshore windfarm on Shetland which is expected to be one of the most productive in the world has been cleared to go ahead after a final legal challenge failed.

The supreme court in London has rejected an appeal against the 103-turbine Viking windfarm scheme by community-based campaigners Sustainable Shetland, after a three-year-long legal battle.

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