Creag Riabhach wind farm

Published: 22nd January 2014

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

Creag Riabhach wind farm will comprise 22 turbines on the Altnharra Estate, by Lairg in the far north of Scotland. We were concerned about the impact this would have on wild land and objected to this proposal (see downloads below). 

Planning officials recommended they raise no objection and although Highland councillors initially deferred a decision pending a site visit, they subsequently agreed to accept their planning officer's recommendation and raise no objection. The final decision lay with the Scottish Government.

In October 2016 the Scottish Government approved the development. Read our response and the letter we wrote to the press following this decision.

A judicial review was subsequently taken out by Wild Land Ltd against the decision to consent the Creag Riabhach wind farm in Altnaharra. The court ruled against this in August 2017. Read more here