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Older items relating to all windfarm developments on the Outer Hebrides are to be found in the Archive pages - see menu left

19 August 2015
Council backs plans for larger capacity windfarm

18 August 2015
Western Isles maps wind policy

21 July 2015

Engie pays £3million to Scottish island community after halting windfarm

Island community in £3m payout after company scraps wind farm plans

CnES and Hydro form steering group to look at solutions to grid restrictions

20 July 2015
£1.92m for Wind Farm Trust

9 July 2015

Scottish Islandsí Renewables Forum to Continue

28 June 2015
Isles could be spared cuts to onshore wind farm subsidies

8 June 2015
Western Isles Reinforcing Power Network

4 June 2015
New drive to examine Western Isles grid connection problems

29 May 2015
Subsidy fear for new wind farms

11 May 2015
Renewable energy innovation 'hub' opens in UK's Western Isles

05 May, 2015
SHE Transmission to complete Western Isles Link by 2020

Response to Western Isles Council Local Development Plan Review

29 April 2015
Timetable for Western Isles' Electricity Interconnector

Western Isles renewables hub to open this week

Hebrides wire due end-2020

28 April 2015
Timetable for Western Isles' electricity interconnector

18 February 2015
Letter from Fergus Ewing to Murdo Fraser

12 February 2015
Renewable energy: How wind is changing the fortunes of Lewis islanders

29 January 2015
Stornoway Wind Farm Seeks Croftersí Feedback on Payment Proposals

09 January 2015
Paving the way for energy development: Stornoway Wind Farm accepts grid offer

Almost 200 windfarm applications made

02 January 2015
Scotland expects offshore CfD win

2015 unknown


No windfarctory on Lewis!



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We are Lewis residents, who are alarmed and concerned at the various proposed windfarm developments for our island. Our concerns are:

        - a lack of public discussion on these developments;

        - the failure to ascertain the views of the people who are most affected;

        - the visual impact ;

        - Environmental - irreversible damage to blanket bog, adverse affects to bird habitat and life,
        effects on natural water channels, rivers and lochans;

        - Adverse affect on crofting, tourism and our way of life;

        - Encroachment on a SPA (Special Protection Area) which has been designated by Europe
        and which should be protected, and on the habitats of species protected under European law.

        - that a public resource can be used so readily by a private company to make profit

        - Disregard for the natural heritage of our island

        - Lack of a coherent renewable energy policy for these islands from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the
        local authority

We began with informal meetings in each others homes, progressed onto more public meetings and have now galvanised ourselves into a formal opposition group to the inappropriate developments that are being proposed for Lewis. We have a steering group, a number of sub-groups and an increasing number of people who subscribe to our aims and whom we regularly keep in contact with via email and telephone. If you would like to join this list, please go to the contact section. We welcome everybody who shares our aims to join and support our effort.

Our Aims

(a) “To protect the Lewis landscape, its people and economy against inappropriate industrial developments, such as the currently proposed windfarm schemes; and to oppose the pylon-isation of the Highlands and Islands.

(b) To be a small active group that encourages, supports and mobilises the wider population in opposition of inappropriate developments.

(c) To liaise with all interested parties in relation to (a) & (b) above

How to help

MWT has now been existence for over 4 years - During this time many hundreds of hours have been spent undertaking research, preparing information, printing, copying videos, delivering literally thousands of information leaflets and objection letters accross the island, organising meetings .. the list is endless.

We have only been able to acheive this through the dedication of volunteers willing to give their time, energy and skills. The costs of the campaign over 4 years have been met purely by donations, often small, a pound or two, for which we are extremely grateful.

Please help us continue to fight for the Lewis Moorland and its people.

We have a bank account in the name of “Mòinteach gun Mhuileann” with the Clydesdale Bank, Stornoway branch, Sort Code: 82-69-25,  Account: 90048349……….

A standing order form is also available (in PDF format) here. MGM-SO.pdf

We can now accept donations via Paypal. Please send these from your Paypal account to: mwt@semantise.com.

Any amount would be gratefully appreciated. Mòran taing. Thank you.

Contact us

mwt@semantise.com  (clicking on the address will open your mail client)

MWT,1 North Bragar, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9DA

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