Other local benefits

The project is expected to deliver important benefits to the local area including:

  • biodiversity enhancement on the site
  • improved access and recreation opportunities
  • contracts and employment for the local supply chain
  • apprenticeships for the young workforce
  • a community benefit fund worth around £18.4 million over the project’s 35-year life cycle
  • over £1.3 million in business rates each year to Moray Council

We are also in dialogue with Buckie Harbour to explore the feasibility of turbine components arriving at Buckie (rather than Inverness) should the harbour be able to accommodate larger vessels in the future.