Power pro­ject boosts cof­fers

The Oban Times - - News -

MORE than £10,000 has been in­vested in projects and char­i­ties across Ard­na­mur­chan, thanks to a hy­dro elec­tric scheme on the penin­sula.

Since the pro­ject was set up by Carnoch Hy­dro Com­mu­nity Fund in 2009, the prof­its have sup­ported projects in­clud­ing Ard­na­mur­chan high school stu­dents’ Duke of Ed­in­burgh Award cour­ses, Stron­tian pri­mary school swimming lessons and help­ing the Bu­rach Gaelic Choir at­tend the Royal Na­tional Mòd. The hy­dro site, at the head of Loch Su­nart, is now worth more than £1,500 per year to the Ard­na­mur­chan com­mu­nity.

Alis­tair Ma­clen­nan of RWE Innogy UK, the com­pany sup­port­ing the scheme, said: ‘Reach­ing the £10,000 land­mark is a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone for the Carnoch Hy­dro Com­mu­nity Fund.

‘ We are de­lighted to be sup­port­ing those com­mu­ni­ties host­ing our projects.’

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