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Muirhall has submitted an application for the Windfarm Glen Ullinish II. The following is information on their drop in sessions and timeline:

“We have been preparing to submit the full Glen Ullinish II planning application to the Scottish Ministers (via the Energy Consents Unit) for some time, with this submission slipping slightly from our original timeframe. We are pleased to be able to confirm that the application was submitted on Monday 31st July 2023 for up to 47 wind turbines with an indicative output capacity in the region of 310.2 Megawatts (MW), a battery energy storage system with an indicative export capacity of up to 120MW, and associated infrastructure.  

Next Steps and Timeline 

Subject to any request for an extension to time, the next steps for the application are: 

·       10/08/2023 – First advert will be placed in the West Highland Free Press on our drop-in sessions which are happening in the third week of August.    

·       17/08/2023 – A second advert will be placed in the West Highland Free Press on our drop-in sessions which are happening in the third week of August. 

·       17/08/2023 – The first official “Press Notice” advising of the application will be published.  In accordance with the regulations this will be in the West Highland Free Press (as a “newspaper circulating in the locality”), The Herald (as a “national newspaper”) and The Edinburgh Gazette (known as “The Gazette” online).  

·       22/08/2023 – Drop-in session at Minginish at Minginish Community Hall between 0900-1300. 

·       22/08/2023 – Drop-in session at Struan at Struan Primary School between 1600-2000. 

·       23/08/2023 – Drop-in session at Portree at the Skye Gathering Hall between 1600-2000. 

·       24/08/2023 – Drop-in session at Dunvegan at Dunvegan Community Hall between 1100-1500. 

 Drop-in Sessions 

 Muirhall Energy invite local residents and community groups to join the team at one of our community sessions for the proposed Glen Ullinish II Wind Farm. The drop-in events will allow the Muirhall team to answer any questions and help you find out more about the proposal. 

 Please note that comments made to the Project Team at the drop-in sessions are not representations to the Scottish Ministers. 

 Consultation Period 

 During the consultation period a full copy of the application documentation will be available for viewing at Portree Community Library (during their normal opening hours) and a further copy available at Struan Primary School. Access to Struan Primary School can be requested through Struan Community Council, 3 Coillore, Struan, Isle of Skye, IV56 8FX (by telephone 01470 572357 or by email) We are grateful to Struan CC for making this space available. These will be available from w/c 14th August.  

 A full copy of the application documentation will be uploaded to our website by Friday 4th August and to the Energy Consents Portal by 11th August. Representations on the proposal can be submitted via the Energy Consents Unit portal, by email, or by post to the Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU. All representation should be received not later than 23rd September 2023 although the Scottish ministers may consider representations received after this date. 

 Our team are always available, so please get in touch with our Project Manager Kirsty Battu with our or our Head of Communities and Communication Lesley McNeil with any queries you may have. “


Information on these developments can be found in the following links:

Ben Sca – Planning Approved

Ben Aketil 

    – Application for repowering and extension submitted and comment deadline now passed

Glen Uilinish 2

Respond to the Energy Consents Unit quoting ECU00003449




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Cllr Ruraidh Stewart

Kate Forbes MSP

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