Highlands & Islands

Wind farm at Burn of Whilk in Caithness approved

A plan for a nine-turbine wind farm near Neolithic and Iron Age sites has been approved by Highland councillors.

The Npower Renewables project is for a site at Burn of Whilk, in Caithness.

While there are no known archaeological remains on the site itself there are five designated Scheduled Ancient Monuments (SAMs) nearby.

Highland Council archaeology unit have asked that the nearby sites, which include a chambered cairn, be protected during construction work.

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