Land Court hearing begins on Viking Energy windfarm
Objections have been made by crofters to the windfarm plans under section 19A of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993.
According to the act the applicant must prove that the development is for a reasonable purpose and the scheme gives fair recompense to each member of the crofting community affected, and that the crofting community would be likely to benefit financially.
Lord Minginish, the court’s chairman, is heading the hearing.
Viking Energy is leading the evidence. Evidence this afternoon was on windfarms and tourism as well as peatbog restoration and plans for breeding birds in the area.
The case continues this week with the hearing resuming on Tuesday morning.
• More in Friday’s Shetland Times.