Celebrating the history of the Highlands

Renewable energy company, Eneco UK (Eneco) calls on people across Lochluichart Wind Farm communities to celebrate the history of the Highlands.

Members of the community are being encouraged to visit their family tree and share stories (and pictures) about their past ancestors’ – these can include anything from stories at the local dance clubs to how family members made a living in the area. Meanwhile, local children are asked to get out their paint brushes and draw a picture of something about the Highlands past they know and love.

All stories and pictures provided by the community will be displayed inside the Aultguish Tourism Bothy, located at The Aultguish Inn, Garve. Here, members of the public will be able to read and enjoy stories about the history of the surrounding local area.

Zoisa Walton, Country Director for Eneco UK commented: “During the construction of Lochluichart Wind Farm, we wanted to make sure the local area was still celebrated. Therefore, we designed the Aultguish Tourism Bothy to provide visitors with information about the surrounding area. Now we want to bring a personal element to the Bothy by celebrating those that once lived in the area.”

If you have a story that you would like to share with Eneco and your community, please post or email it to Eneco UK, 3 Athena Court, Athena Drive, Tachbrook Park, Warwick, CV34 6RT or michelle.giblin@eneco.com.

The Aultguish Tourism Bothy opened on 01 June 2015 and celebrates the panorama in which it is set. It hosts information about renewable energy and the surrounding Highland landscape. The Bothy is open from April through to October, 9am-5pm, Monday – Saturday.

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For more information, please contact Michelle Giblin (Eneco UK) on 01926 331 210 or michelle.giblin@eneco.com.

Notes to editors

About Eneco UK Ltd:

Eneco UK (www.eneco.co.uk) is based in Warwick and headed by Director, Zoisa Walton. Eneco UK is a sustainable business in renewable generation, incorporating both large-scale onshore wind and solar assets. Since 2008, the business has built an impressive portfolio of five wind farms in Scotland amounting to over 200 MW of capacity. In 2013 Eneco opened an additional office in Dochfour, near Inverness to support this growing portfolio in Scotland. The Warwick based company supplies high profile businesses including Mars, Heineken, AkzoNobel, Unilever, and Scottish Water. The 10MW solar project, based in Swindon provides an innovative direct supply to Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd (HUM).

After building a successful asset base, Eneco UK moved into the retail market with partners Co-operative Energy launching a new domestic tariff in May 2016. The company continues to work with partners to offer sustainable energy solutions for both businesses and consumers.

About Lochluichart Wind Farm

  • Generating capacity: 69MW
  • Homes equivalent: 37,000*
  • Number of turbines: 23

*Based on RenewableUK calculations. Further details about the calculations can be found on the RenewableUK website