SSE’s statement on Stronelairg

SSE has today decided to ask the Court of Session to rule on the expenses incurred in the Judicial Review of the consent decision for Stronelairg wind farm. SSE is seeking an appropriate and reasonable conclusion to this matter, and for that to be decided by the independent court process. SSE had been prepared to consider an out of court agreement in relation to the expenses and attempted to initiate a dialogue with the John Muir Trust (JMT) to achieve this and draw a line under the matter for all parties. After lengthy delay the JMT made it clear they were only willing to engage with the Scottish Government out of court and not willing to agree anything with SSE. We therefore have no option but to allow the independent court process to determine what it believes is reasonable and appropriate.

Work is progressing well on the project, Stronelairg was carefully designed and strongly supported by many local stakeholders and will bring significant benefits to the local and wider economy.

Stronelairg will not be seen from the Great Glen’s key tourist routes, will be entirely invisible from Loch Ness and will utilise the extensive existing infrastructure at our Glendoe hydro scheme.

For more information on the project please see sse.com/Stronelairg.