Windfarm community fund now open

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The Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm Community Fund opened for applications on April 1.

Applications to the fund can be made from groups and projects which benefit the communities living in Arbuthnott, Catterline, Kinneff & Dunnottar,

Mearns, and Stonehaven & District.

Blue Energy, the energy company who developed the Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm, has established the Community Fund which will see £12,420 per year available to support local community projects during the 25 year lifetime of the wind farm. Funds available this year total £25,345.

Blue Energy is one of the world’s leading independent renewable energy developers who play a vital role in developing and constructing projects that contribute to Scotland’s energy supply.

The fund is open for applications until June 30. A panel made up of representatives from the community council areas along with a representative from Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP) will then meet in August to consider applications.

Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the KDP website: or by contacting the KDP office at:

Kincardineshire Development Partnership, 3rd Floor, 42-46 Barclay Street, Stonehaven, AB39 2FX.

Tel: 01569 763246, Email:

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