Total area inclosed in red areas: 12800 hectares (32000 acres). Note that the non-enclosed areas are as more concerned with public presentation than being actual non-used site areas. Once you add add access roads, sub-stations, control stations and associated permanent and temporary site infrastructure, the areas between site quadrants could become part of the overall site. Hence the site boundaries give a more realistic view of the total site area.
Taken from Viking Energy Scoping Report. January 2008.
Sustainable Shetland is a campaign group formed in March 2008 in response to a proposal for a large scale wind farm in Shetland. We believe these large industrial projects are damaging to our environment. We believe that the Viking Energy wind farm endangers Shetland Community Funds, project costs are underestimated and project income grossly over stated.
We believe that the Viking Energy proposals are everything we do not need in Shetland: they are financially risky and potentially damaging to the Shetland environment.
We want to see sustainable renewable energy projects in Shetland which are fit for scale and fit for purpose, and provide real community benefit.
We are not an "anti windfarm" campaign. However we are strongly opposed to the Viking wind farm proposal. Other projects will be considered on their own merits.