Creag Riabhach wind farm

Published: 22nd January 2014

Updated October 2016: Read about the proposed Creag Riabhach wind farm near Lairg in the far north of Scotland.

Creag Riabhach is a proposed 22 turbine wind farm on the Altnharra Estate, by Lairg in the far north of Scotland. We are concerned about the impact this would have on wild land. You can read our objection in the downloads below.

Planning officials recommended they raise no objection.  Read our press release.

Highland councillors deferred a decision on the application at their meeting on 4 August 2015, pending a site visit. Committee chairwoman Isobel McCallum was reported as saying: “This is an area designated for wild land, which we have not had too much experience of. I think it would be useful and appropriate to have a site visit.” At the subsequent North Planning Applications Committee meeting on 15 September the Committee agreed to accept their planning officer's recommendation and raise no objection. The final decision rests with the Scottish Government.

In January 2016 the developer submitted an updated planning position statement in relation to the 2014 Scottish Planning Policy.

In October 2016 the Scottish Government approved the development. Read what we said in response. Read the letter we wrote to the press following this decision.