01 June 2015

Aultguish Tourism Bothy photo competition

Renewable energy company, Eneco UK is pleased to announce the winners of their Lochluichart Wind Farm photography competition.

Local amateur photographers were given the opportunity to photograph the wind farm known locally as the ‘Spinny Turners’. The competition was open to two categories; under and over 16’s. The judges included Ross-shire Journal photographer Gary Anthony and Eneco’s Managing Director, Guy Madgwick.


The winners are -  Zoe Cuthbertson (under 16) and Claire Winchester (over 16)

The winners have both won a camera and their work will now be displayed in the Aultguish Tourism Bothy, sponsored by Eneco from September 2015. The Aultguish Tourism Bothy details information about the Aultguish panorama , local history and things to do and see in the area.
The competition included a visit to the wind farm. This enabled the photographers a unique opportunity to capture a number of shots from various locations that they wouldn’t normally have had access to.
The Spinny Turners officially opened in May 2014 and was named by the pupils of Strathgarve Primary School at an inaugural ceremony with guest from the local community in attendance. The wind farm generates 69MW of power from 23 turbines.
Guy Madgwick, Managing Director of Eneco UK says; “I would like to congratulate the winners for their incredible photographs and for taking the time to visit the windfarm. Their work will be a great point of interest at the Aultguish Tourism Bothy . We felt Zoe’s photograph captured the wind farm within the beautiful Highland setting and we were  impressed with Claire’s clever use of graphics”.

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For further information, please contact Seona Shuttleworth at Eneco on 01926 331229.
NOTE TO EDITORS

About Eneco UK:
Eneco UK  is based in Warwick and headed by Director, Guy Madgwick. The UK wind portfolio includes Scottish onshore projects: Tullo and Twinshiels Wind Farms, fully operational with a combined generating capacity of 42MW, located in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire; Burn of Whilk Wind Farm (22.5MW) located west of Wick, Caithness – currently under construction; Moy Wind Farm (60MW) in The Highlands – currently under construction; Lochluichart Wind Farm (69MW) in The Highlands – fully operational and Macritch Hill, a proposed 54MW wind farm located in Angus that is being developed in partnership with Scottish Water. Eneco is also a 50:50 development partner in the Navitus Bay offshore wind project located to the west of the Isle of Wight. In November 2013, the company acquired its first solar project in the UK - the 10MW Sevor Solar Farm near South Marston, Swindon. 

Eneco image - Lochluichart Wind Farm 

Winning entry by Claire Winchester 

Eneco image - Lochluichart Wind Farm 

Winning entry by Zoe Cuthbertson