Community Energy Links 

Community Energy Scotland is a registered charity that provides practical help for communities on green energy development and energy conservation.  Formed in 2004 as a subsidiary of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the organisation has spread from an initial base in the Highlands to cover the whole of Scotland, offering local development officers throughout the country.

Read the latest Community Energy Scotland Bulletin.  It's packed with interesting news about community energy schemes throughout Scotland.  You can click on  'Past Issues' to see previous bulletins.

Local Energy Scotland  is a consortium made up of the Energy Saving Trust (EST), Changeworks, The Energy Agency, SCARF and The Wise Group. Local Energy Scotland administers and manages the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) with support for delivery from Ricardo-AEA.  (See LES site for links).

Black Isle Community Energy proposal 2014

Proposal outline

Feasibility study       executive summary

Public meeting      Fortrose 15 November 2014


The proposed scheme was rejected by a ballot of Black Isle residents concluded on 12 March 2015.

Press release
Ballot result


Talk by Ebbe Munster on community energy in Denmark, 23/10/14

Udny Community Trust community turbine scheme (described for comparison at BICE feasibility study meeting)
      Local Energy Scotland case study

      Udny Community Trust - how the community benefits

Video about various community energy projects

Soirbheas / Corrimony wind energy project
Soirbheas, the Community development group for Glen Urquhart and Strathglass, has a joint project with Corrimony Wind Energy (a family company), whereby the group contributed to and receives the income from one of five turbines which have been operational since March 2013.


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We are part of the rapidly expanding worldwide Transition Towns movement. The Black Isle is a peninsula of about 100 sq miles ENE of Inverness in Scotland, UK.