24 December 2013

Children of Garve provide view of the future for Lochluichart Community Trust

Eneco image - LCTThe logo and artwork were chosen from several suggestions provided by local schoolchildren after the LCT requested help in creating its visual identity. The competition which ran in two parts asked local children and teenagers to design a meaningful logo for the LCT. Designs for website artwork to reflect the LCT’s mission of ‘rejuvenating The Glen’ were also encouraged and several entries depicting local children’s future visions for the area were received. The winning entries were created by Tiana Mackenzie and Zoe Hever. Eneco UK provided prizes of an Apple iPad for the winning logo competition and a £100 Hobbycraft voucher for the winning Vision of the Glen competition. Four runners up were also named who were Tayler Grant, Zoe Cuthbertson, Joe Stewart and Ellie MacDougall. The winning artwork and logo can be viewed on the new LCT website at www.LochluichartCommunityTrust.co.uk. The website recently launched to provide information about LCT’s work and the community benefit fund attached to the 69MW Lochluichart Wind Farm which is due to be fully operational early next year. It is anticipated that the fund will be open to applications from March 2014. Jennifer Haslam, Chairman of the LCT said: “We were very impressed with the quality of the artwork we received for the LCT drawing competition and we loved the vibrant future the children painted for The Glen! We chose the winning logo design as it incorporated the faces of the young and old, the farm life and the renewable energy resources in the local area.”
Guy Madgwick, Director Eneco UK said: “With the Lochluichart Wind Farm about to become fully operational, this is an exciting time. We have very much enjoyed working with the community to establish the LCT and we fully support its mission of ‘rejuvenating The Glen’. It is pleasing to see that the community benefit fund will be utilised to support projects that will leave a lasting legacy within the Garve area.”   

About Lochluichart Community Trust
The Lochluichart Community Trust (LCT) has been set up to administer the community benefit fund associated with the Lochluichart Wind Farm. The LCT’s mission will be to support local projects that will help rejuvenate the Glen and make it a thriving and stimulating place for current and future generations to live and visit. 

About Eneco Wind UK Ltd
Eneco UK (www.eneco.co.uk) is based in Warwick and headed by Director, Guy Madgwick. The UK wind portfolio includes Scottish onshore projects: Tullo Wind Farm near Laurencekirk, 17MW of which is operational with a further 25MW under construction; Moy Wind Farm (50MW) and Lochluichart Wind Farm (69MW) in The Highlands both also under construction; the proposed Benhar Wind Farm (15MW) in North Lanarkshire 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. Eneco UK works with Milltown Community, Laurencekirk as part of its Sponsorship Partner of Choice scheme. More information on this scheme can be found at www.eneco.co.uk.