A new website has been launched to gather support for the proposed £800 million Viking Energy windfarm. The site www.windfarmsupporters.org belongs to the Windfarm Supporters Group which was formed by a number of individuals last year to help counter the efforts of the anti-Viking pressure group Sustainable Shetland.
Visitors to the site can sign up to the group. Once Viking has published its revised plan for the windfarm – due in the next few weeks – the group intends inviting people to use its website to publicly register their support for the development, which will be passed on to the council and the Scottish government.
The revised plan, or addendum, is expected to propose fewer turbines and other significant modifications to its previous configuration of 150 turbines on Mainland hills.
The new website carries information about the windfarm and the interconnector cable and provides links to other renewable energy websites. A spokesman said the group hoped it would provide clear and balanced information to help people make up their minds about Viking’s plans.