Tuesday, 30 March 2010
SNP Westminster candidate for Banff & Buchan Eilidh Whiteford and Euro-MP and Member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee Alyn Smith got the inside information on a wind turbine when they were shown the inner workings of the turbine at Bruxiehill, near St Fergus, yesterday.
The turbine was erected only a few months ago by Peter Robertson and his wife Dr Elaine Booth of Ednie Farms and is already making a significant contribution to the national grid.
Euro-MP Alyn Smith was touring farming-related businesses with SNP candidate Eilidh Whiteford and earlier visited Turriff Fuels and Harbro Farm Sales, also in Turriff.
Commenting afterwards, SNP Westminster candidate for Banff & Buchan Eilidh Whiteford said:
"In some parts of Banff & Buchan, wind energy is also providing a valuable income stream that is being used to invest in community facilities and amenities that bring added benefits to our villages and towns."