Offshore wind developers welcomed a decision by the UK’s Supreme Court to reject a bird charity’s challenge to 2.3GW of projects off Scotland, paving the way for the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) to begin construction next year.

RSPB Scotland went to the UK’s highest court in London after exhausting all its legal options in Scotland in July, following a 30-month battle to halt the projects.

The four wind farms that can now move ahead, all located in the Firths of Forth and Tay, are NnG – which is the most advanced – Inch Cape (784MW), and Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo (525MW each).