Mountain rescue team boost from windfarm community fund
Wind turbines have generated a funding lifeline for community projects across Perth and Kinross, a new report has revealed.
Figures for 2016-17 show SSE windfarm funds delivered £518,000 of support in the area.
Among the 48 local projects to benefit was the Tayside Mountain Rescue Association, which was awarded £25,000 from the Griffin and Calliachar Fund to purchase a new communications command vehicle.
Team leader Stuart Johnston said: “The funding will help to protect our mountain rescue volunteers and the people we rescue”.
Other support included £22,026 to Alyth Development Trust to support the Alyth Town Centre Development Plan.