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Date: 05/07/17

Highland Communities Eligible for Beatrice Funds

The fund, created as part of the 588 MW Beatrice Wind farm in the Moray Firth, was launced in September 2016 and is part of a wider range of benefits offered by tthe Beatrice Ofshore Wind Farm Limited (BOWL).

The Beatrice fund is worth a total of £6 million to be split between Highland (£4 million) and Moray (£2 million). The partnership fund for Hihgland covers the communities on the east coast  of Caithness and Sutherland. In Moray, it will include all coastal communities and four local communities- Buckie, Strathisla, Lennox and Keith.

The 84 turbine Beatrice offfshore wind farm is due to be operational by 2019.