Thursday, 11 December 2014
You can see from the image that Mid Yell is fairly exposed. So with the high winds that are featuring this week, the Shetland township is taking a battering. However, the timing for having a wind turbine installed at the Mid Yell Hall has been superb. It will produce a feed-in-tariff of around £7k a year as well as generate electricity, operating even in light winds, as reported in Shetland News. A paradox is that yesterday all schools were closed in the north islands, including Yell, on Whalsay and the North Mainland of Shetland owing to ... an extensive power cut.
Scottish Islands Explorer - not blown off course, yet