Low carbon in the Highlands and Islands
Hear about the challenges and opportunities available in the Highlands and Islands whilst working towards a net zero Scotland by 2045.
We have a proven track record of world firsts in renewable energy and innovation. This provides a solid foundation for the future and the opportunity to create jobs across the region.
GlenWyvis is a community owned distillery on the outskirts of Dingwall in Ross-shire. Setting them apart from other distillers in the region is their commitment to a low carbon footprint and sustainable future.
The distillery is powered by a wind turbine, solar panels and a hydro scheme. Have a look at our short video to find out more.
Developing an advanced tidal turbine
Tidal power uses the movement in our tides and oceans to generate clean, predictable energy.
Nova Innovation, along with partners, have created an advanced tidal turbine that's robust, reliable and cost competitive with fossil fuels. Hear more about the innovation in our short film.
Orbital Marine Power
Orbital Marine Power is an innovative Scottish company with the ambition to help in the fight against climate change by introducing a new form of renewable power to the world.
In 2016 they launched the world’s most powerful tidal turbine at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney. Have a look at this video to hear more about the world firsts delivered by Orbital in Scotland and the exciting news of their latest development.
At the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), near Oban, marine scientists are working on projects to develop our knowledge around cultivating seaweed.
By developing a better understanding of the production cycle the objective is to help create a vibrant industry. But more than that an industry which is actively helping to lower carbon levels and provide alternative food sources for people, animals and plants.