University of St Andrews

Sustainable Development students visit Whitelee wind farm

Monday 31 October 2011

Third year sustainable development students visited Whitelee wind farm, the largest wind farm in Europe.


The visit was part of the sustainable Development module SD 3003 Policy, People and Participation, an important component of which explores alternative forms of energy.  Students experienced first hand some the complex  issues relating to sustainable development and wind energy.  The group received a talk from representatives of the wind farm and were able to explore the farms exhibition centre.

Pictured below are SD3003 students with Dr Gregory Borne (UoSA) and Keith Potter from Scottish Power at the base of one of the turbines at Whitelee wind farm.

Photo of SD students at Whitelee Farm