Viking wind court fight continues

Opponents of a 103-turbine wind farm on Shetland said they will continue their fight against the project in the UK’s Supreme Court, after exhausting their legal options in Scotland.

The Viking wind farm was given the all-clear by judges at Edinburgh’s Court of Session last month, when they upheld Scottish Government consent for the huge onshore project.

But campaign group Sustainable Shetland – which has fought a lengthy battle against the wind farm – said it will lodge an appeal at the Supreme Court in London.

Viking – slated to come in at 412MW – is being developed by a group including utility SSE, which owns 50% of the project.

Viking has been a source of controversy on the island since 2009, when it started life as a 540MW,150-machine proposal.