A new short film by the Friends of the Earth Scotland about the Dingwall Wind Co-op has been posted on-line it shows the erection of the turbine and includes comments from Co-op members Miles Davis, Richard and David Lockett.
The Dingwall Wind Co-op has successfully raised all the costs of its turbine from a share offer. Local people around Ross-shire have pooled their investments to allow the project to proceed.
There will be financial benefits for the members, but as the film explains, income from the turbine will also be used for the profit of the wider community in projects in the locality.
FOE Scotland has organised a series of short films showing the whole range of community involvement with renewable energy schemes in Scotland. The Dingwall film was made with funds from the EU, the Scottish Government and the People’s Postcode Lottery and was completed by FOE Scotland’s Communitypower Project. together with the Scottish Community Energy Coalition which comprises Client Earth, SCENE, Energy for All, Community Energy Scotland, Energy Action Scotland, Local Energy Scotland and Sharenergy.