Isle of Barra

Sustainable energy

Isle of Barra

Sustainable energy

Isle of Barra

As the southernmost inhabited islands of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland Barra and Vatersay bear the brunt of whatever weather the Atlantic throws at them. Not that the locals mind with a community owned turbine harnessing the gales to generate electricity; the income generated from the sale of the electricity is set to provide the local community with an annual income for the foreseeable future.

Isle of Barra

Coimhearsnachd Bharraidh agus Bhatarsaidh (Barra and Vatersay Community) Ltd is a community owned company whose aim is to support community development on Barra and Vatersay. The Company is managed by a volunteer board of directors drawn from the membership. Membership of the Company is open residents of Barra and Vatersay whose names appear on the voting register.

Ivo Valkenburg

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