Viking wind farm

Published: 31st July 2009

Read why we were concerned about the proposed Viking wind farm in Shetland and our objection (July 2009.

In 2009 we opposed the planning application by Viking Energy to develop a 150 turbine wind farm on mainland Shetland because of the very significant adverse visual and landscape impacts, including cumulative, of the proposed development, as well as impacts on ecology, peat and tourism and recreation.

We made a donation in June 2013 to a fund to help Sustainable Shetland mount a legal challenge against this giant wind farm. Although Sustainable Shetland were successful with their judicial review in the Outer Court of Session, the Scottish Government appealed and won in the Inner Court. A subsequent final appeal by Sustainable Shetland to the UK Supreme Court failed.