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 and June 2023.

We are now preparing our Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) Report which will be submitted alongside our offshore marine licence and onshore planning applications later this year. Once our applications have been submitted and registered, local residents will have an opportunity to make representations to the relevant planning authority and details on how to do this will be published in due course.

In the meantime, if you were not able to make it to any of our events, our virtual public exhibition can continue to be accessed here.

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 (STEM) and the environment
  • Sport 
  • The arts

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

View Donations Application Form

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

We want your feedback

We would also like to receive your feedback, which we will use to inform the development of the West of Orkney Windfarm. PLEASE NOTE: comments to be included in our Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) Report must be received by JUNE 30TH 2023.

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

View Community Questionnaire

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

View Onshore Questionnaire

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.