Monday 6 December 1pm – 2.15pm

Online via Microsoft Teams

At this event we’d like to hear from communities across Scotland to get their views on the Scottish Government’s Onshore Wind Policy Statement.

The Scottish Government is seeking views on its ambition to secure an additional 8 – 12GW of installed onshore wind capacity by 2030, how to secure barriers to deployment, and how to secure maximum economic benefit from these developments. The statement underlines the Scottish Government’s strong commitment to the role of community energy, and to community benefit and shared ownership.

Consultation responses are invited by 21 January 2022. Read the consultative draft.

In this event you will hear more about the aspects of the draft onshore wind policy statement that impact on communities. You will also have the chance to discuss any relevant consultation questions – for example, in what ways can the Scottish Government maximise the benefits of these policies as onshore wind development and repowering increases over the coming decade?


  • Introduction
  • Presentation on the key areas of the policy statement for communities – Lesley McNeil and Melanie Macrae, The Scottish Government
  • The opportunities for communities presented by this next phase of onshore wind development as we move towards net zero – Janet Foggie, Community Energy Scotland
  • Learning from the Forestry and Land Scotland approach – Malcolm Crosby, Forestry and Land Scotland
  • Discussion focusing on the consultation questions
  • Close

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