The Glen Ullinish site is located off the A863, near Struan, on north-west Skye. The original planning consent allowed for a development of 14 turbines with tip heights of up to 119m.
A Section 42 application to vary the original planning consent was submitted to The Highland Council in March 2019 – this application sought to optimise the design, reducing the number of turbines from 14 to 11 and increasing the maximum tip heights from 119m to 149.9m.
This variation application (20/01129/S42) was granted in December 2021. The alterations themselves will enable a more productive site and make a greater contribution towards addressing the Climate Emergency in addition to Scotland’s ambitious renewable energy targets.
For additional information on our plans for Glen Ullinish, please visit the Glen Ullinish II webpage by clicking here.
Muirhall is delighted to continue to work closely with a number of community groups around Glen Ullinish and welcomes the considerable community support for the project. Once constructed, Glen Ullinish Wind Farm will release significant contributions into local communities. However, we have not waited for construction before getting involved on the ground.
In December 2019, Muirhall supported the ‘Light up Portree’ campaign, funding the purchase of festive lights which can be used year on year. During 2020, Muirhall donated £4,000 to the Skye Community Response Initiative through Portree and the Braes Community Trust. Primarily, this funding was used to support local health and social care staff through the COVID 19 pandemic. Muirhall also joined forces with Skye Events to walk, run and cycle as many miles as possible over the month of June to raise additional funds for the initiative. Aside from COVID support, Muirhall also provided funding to Radio Skye for business development and sponsored the local ‘Skye and Lochalsh Restricted Badminton Tournament’ which took place in March 2020.
In 2021, we committed to giving sponsorship to the Isle of Skye Half Marathon and North West Skye FC, both for a period of 3 years. Other, more recent sponsorships and donations made to date include:
Portree & Braes Community Trust – donation towards the purchase of land in Portree for allotments
Atlantic R2R – fundraising raffle prize donation
Skye Events – prize sponsorship for Battle of the Isles Race
Carbost Community Shop – purchase of new ice cream freezer
SkyeDance – donation
Raasay Heritage Trust – donation towards materials for new floor
Skye Sailing Club – match funding for new safety equipment
MacDiarmid Primary School – sponsored litter pick
Radio Skye – sponsorship towards fundraising artwork competition in aid of Ukrainian refugees
The variation application was validated by The Highland Council on 13 March 2020. A suite of environmental and supporting information can be accessed through The Highland Council’s planning portal by searching under application reference 20/01129/S42. The application is expected to be determined later this year.
Consented capacity of 49.9MW