Pumped storage hydro and rewilding - Two sides of the same sustainability coin?

08 November 2023

There is news of a proposal for the biggest pumped storage Hydro scheme in the UK at Laggan, and an ambitious scheme for the re-wilding of the Dalnacardoch Estate in the Cairngorms.

The pumped storage scheme proposed by Gilkes Energy of Kendal involves the damming of two lochs below Binnein Shuas to make a single larger loch, and of a loch high in the hills above for the upper reservoir.

Read more at  Energy / Renewable sources

A conservation trust based in Jersey said a rewilding project on a huge estate will be its first in Scotland.

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust said its bold plan for the Dalnacardoch Estate in Perthshire would leave its 18,500 acres "pulsing with life".

Read more at  Environment / Rewilding

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.