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Glenmoriston wind farm firm helps grow skills

By Gregor White

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The owner of Millennium Wind Farm near Glenmoriston has launched an initiative aimed at improving the skills of local workers.

Falck Renewables has awarded McInnes Group a £4000 grant to support renewable energy studies, after being proposed by the Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company.

The McInnes Group had been keen to improve the skills of its workforce so they can install biomass, air source and solar thermal heating systems in local homes.

Now 16 engineers and apprentices will be trained to install the new technology and receive accreditation through the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Richard Dibley, managing director of Falck Renewables, said: “One of our main aims is to be a good neighbour.

“We’re also keen to encourage people to qualify in subjects related to renewable energy.”

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