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Wind turbine 'practice run' set to cause disruption between Skye and Loch Ness

By Philip Murray

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The practice run will take place on Tuesday, weather permitting.
The practice run will take place on Tuesday, weather permitting.

Motorists travelling between Skye and Loch Ness via Ross-shire are being warned to expect possible disruption while a wind turbine delivery practice run is carried out.

The practice delivery run will travel from Kyle of Lochalsh to Broadford Airfield on Skye before then travelling back onto the mainland and along the A87 and A887 before finishing at Invermoriston.

The run will only take place if weather permits.

"We envisage the trial run will take no longer than four hours," said a spokesperson for SSE Renewables. "Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles at all times and vehicles will be able to pass the trial run vehicle at a number of points along the route.

"The practice run involves running a vehicle with an extendable trailer that simulates the longest turbine component that will be delivered to site. The delivery is subject to change due to adverse weather, this will be assessed throughout the day."

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