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Heating bills crisis sparks help for hundreds of Albyn tenants in Highlands

Heating bills crisis sparks help for hundreds of Albyn tenants in Highlands

Heating bills crisis sparks help for hundreds of Albyn tenants in Highlands

29 January 2024

The biggest provider of affordable homes in the Highlands has secured heating bills support for 600 tenants to help them with winter costs.


Wind farm cash boost for Sutherland and Caithness projects – and funding is still available

Wind farm cash boost for Sutherland and Caithness projects – and funding is still available

Wind farm cash boost for Sutherland and Caithness projects – and funding is still available

29 January 2024

Money from the West of Orkney Wind Farm has been awarded to several groups – including work to tackle invasive Pacific Salmon in the north.


2000 homes still without power after Storm Jocelyn

2000 homes still without power after Storm Jocelyn

2000 homes still without power after Storm Jocelyn

24 January 2024

Around 2000 homes across the north were still without power at lunchtime on Wednesday, but SSEN hopes to reconnect them by the end of the day.


3500 homes still without electricity after Storm Isha power cuts – and some will remain blacked out overnight

3500 homes still without electricity after Storm Isha power cuts – and some will remain blacked out overnight

3500 homes still without electricity after Storm Isha power cuts – and some will remain blacked out overnight

22 January 2024

Thousands of homes across Scotland were still without power at 5pm on Monday evening following overnight outages caused by Storm Isha.


Hundreds hit by large power cut in Sutherland and Caithness

Hundreds hit by large power cut in Sutherland and Caithness

Hundreds hit by large power cut in Sutherland and Caithness

01 December 2023

Hundreds of residents in the far north were without power electricity on Friday morning after a power cut.


Power cut knocks out electricity to Highland communities on north coast

Power cut knocks out electricity to Highland communities on north coast

Power cut knocks out electricity to Highland communities on north coast

27 October 2023

Numerous homes in communities on the far north coast were without electricity on Friday morning after unexpected power cuts in the area.


Third day of Storm Babet power cuts leaves hundreds of Sutherland residents without electricity

Third day of Storm Babet power cuts leaves hundreds of Sutherland residents without electricity

Third day of Storm Babet power cuts leaves hundreds of Sutherland residents without electricity

21 October 2023

Hundreds of Sutherland residents were without electricity on Saturday morning as Storm Babet continues to wreak havoc.


More of Sutherland without electricity as Storm Babet rages on

More of Sutherland without electricity as Storm Babet rages on

More of Sutherland without electricity as Storm Babet rages on

20 October 2023

There were wide power cuts reported in parts of Sutherland, with further incidents reported to the south of Inverness and south of Aviemore.


Power cuts leave hundreds without power in Sutherland amid Storm Babet gales

Power cuts leave hundreds without power in Sutherland amid Storm Babet gales

Power cuts leave hundreds without power in Sutherland amid Storm Babet gales

19 October 2023

Three separate areas in the north-west were reported by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks as being without power on Thursday morning.


Space Hub Sutherland: Works to start on Melness site despite chief executive departure

Space Hub Sutherland: Works to start on Melness site despite chief executive departure

Space Hub Sutherland: Works to start on Melness site despite chief executive departure

21 April 2023

Work set to pave the way for a spaceport in Sutherland will get under way next week despite the shock departure of the developer's chief executive.


Melvich wind farm could see locals get £600 energy discount, firm says

Melvich wind farm could see locals get £600 energy discount, firm says

Melvich wind farm could see locals get £600 energy discount, firm says

20 April 2023

A new planned wind farm development on the north coast is promising to reduce energy bills for local people if its application is approved.


Major power line and substation plans spark packed Highland protest meeting

Major power line and substation plans spark packed Highland protest meeting

Major power line and substation plans spark packed Highland protest meeting

08 April 2023

ANGRY residents have accused energy bosses of trying to "industrialise the Highlands" after they gathered to protest plans for major new power lines.


Highland MSP Maree Todd holds talks with SSEN over power line proposals

Highland MSP Maree Todd holds talks with SSEN over power line proposals

Highland MSP Maree Todd holds talks with SSEN over power line proposals

03 April 2023

The MSP has taken action over concerns about how new power line proposals are being handled.


Sir Keir Starmer hails 'incredible opportunity' as he sets out renewable energy plans on visit to Wick

Sir Keir Starmer hails 'incredible opportunity' as he sets out renewable energy plans on visit to Wick

Sir Keir Starmer hails 'incredible opportunity' as he sets out renewable energy plans on visit to Wick

24 March 2023

Sir Keir Starmer was struck by the sense of pride among the Beatrice offshore wind farm workforce as he set out Labour's renewable energy ambitions.


Electric vehicle charging costs could double under Highland Council plan

Electric vehicle charging costs could double under Highland Council plan

Electric vehicle charging costs could double under Highland Council plan

01 February 2023

The cost of charging an electric vehicle at a Highland Council rapid charging point could soon increase to 70p per kilowatt hour.


West of Orkney wind farm on track to submit applications after surveys completed

West of Orkney wind farm on track to submit applications after surveys completed

West of Orkney wind farm on track to submit applications after surveys completed

01 November 2022

Offshore surveys have been completed as part of work by developers proposing to build up to 125 turbines off the north coast of Sutherland.


WATCH: Orbex reveals full-scale prototype Prime rocket set for launch at Space Hub Sutherland

WATCH: Orbex reveals full-scale prototype Prime rocket set for launch at Space Hub Sutherland

WATCH: Orbex reveals full-scale prototype Prime rocket set for launch at Space Hub Sutherland

11 May 2022

A pioneering prototype rocket that is due to take off from Space Hub Sutherland has been unveiled for the first time.


Innovative marine sector businesses in the Highlands and Islands urged to apply for funding share

Innovative marine sector businesses in the Highlands and Islands urged to apply for funding share

Innovative marine sector businesses in the Highlands and Islands urged to apply for funding share

27 April 2022

Marine sector businesses in the Highlands and Islands have until July 6 to apply for funding to make offshore production and transport sustainable


Highland councillors give green light to Strath Tirry and Sallachy wind farms, but move made to call in Sallachy

Highland councillors give green light to Strath Tirry and Sallachy wind farms, but move made to call in Sallachy

Highland councillors give green light to Strath Tirry and Sallachy wind farms, but move made to call in Sallachy

26 April 2022

North councillors this morning voted 7:5 to grant planning consent to the four-turbine Strath Tirry Wind Farm


Highland Council makes deal with net zero technology specialist with the aim of becoming a centre of innovation for decarbonised transport

Highland Council makes deal with net zero technology specialist with the aim of becoming a centre of innovation for decarbonised transport

Highland Council makes deal with net zero technology specialist with the aim of becoming a centre of innovation for decarbonised transport

11 March 2022

The Highlands is set to be a leader in the decarbonisation of transport following an agreement between the council and net zero specialist Getech


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