West of Orkney Windfarm

As part of our mission to deliver a world-leading offshore windfarm, we are keen to communicate openly with communities across the north of Scotland and offer multiple opportunities for us to meet and hear your views. 

This summer, we will be returning to the Durness Gathering, the Halkirk Games, the Dounby Show and the Orkney County Show, after successful visits last year. In November 2022, we organised project specific consultation events in venues across Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney which were well attended. These were followed by 'formal' Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) events in May 2023.

Our next round of events will focus on the proposed onshore infrastructure and will be held at the following venues in June 2023:

Pentland Hotel, Thurso

3.30pm - 7.30pm, Tuesday 20th June 2023

Ross Institute, Halkirk

3.30pm - 7.30pm, Wednesday 21st June 2023

If you were not able to make it to any of our events, we have developed a virtual public exhibition which can be accessed here.

We would also like to receive your feedback, which we will use to inform the development of the West of Orkney Windfarm. 

To help us, we have developed a short community questionnaire as one way for you to express your opinion about the project. 

The questionnaire can be accessed here.

We have also developed an additional questionnaire relating to the onshore infrastructure.

The onshore questionnaire can be accessed here.

Please note: as consent applications have not yet been submitted, written comments submitted on this questionnaire will be received by West of Orkney Windfarm only. Representations to Marine Scotland and The Highland Council can be made when formal consent applications are made.

Donations to small organisations

The West of Orkney Windfarm is keen to support small organisations and projects across the north of Scotland.

We are delighted to offer donations to local initiatives based in Orkney, Caithness and Sutherland in particular, and would welcome applications for activities including (but not restricted to):

•    Education in science, technology, engineering, maths and the environment (STEM)
•    Sport 
•    The arts

If you think your organisation might be eligible, please fill out our donations application form here

We will review all applications on a regular basis and will inform you of our decision.