A view on Fishing,Community and Life on the NW coast of Scotland


At 10 to 4 this afternoon I have to be quite honest and say I felt very emotional. Hid it from all the burly SSE boys but we have a commissioned Community Owned Hydro Scheme in Applecross. Only time will tell how historic this day will be. Huge thanks to the SSE boys on the ground who have done everything in their power to complete the grid connection and succeeded. Shaking Sandy’s hand as he left was truly heartfelt. Jumped ahead of the story for this short post and it is short as it is written between a first hangover for 10 years (and the last for another 10) and nipping off up to see the Turbine running and going to work at the Inn. Tennant farm evictions and getting drunk with One Direction song writer will have to wait.

Comments on: "Applecross Hydro is Commisioned" (13)

  1. Congratulations!!! (On the hydro, not the hangover). We didn’t doubt you for a moment.

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Thanks Ian, we did not doubt the HighlandEco boys,not to say we all stressed and worried a bit about it. Relief and excitement.

  2. Chrissie Guy said:


  3. liz mcknockiter said:

    many,many congratulations.

  4. bloody well done. having been through the mill myself with a few of these it does not get any easier. Hangovers are just markers to life

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Some one told me recently that if it is easy it is not worth doing. Don’t really agree with that, but thanks for the mention and the hangover (day 2) is slowly going.

  5. Many congratulations to the Applecross community for seeing the sense of this, and then seeing it through. May it flourish!

  6. Rod Coldwell said:

    Wonderful news and many congratulations to you, Alison and the entire team/s involved. The community is proud of you all and celebrations are definitely on the cards. I watched the scheme develop and evolve from my window, and it was striking how hard everybody worked, sometimes well into the night. Don’t worry about getting emotional – in this case emotion is well deserved.

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Ah thanks Rod, little messages like yours mean a lot.Huge commitment from every one seems to be paying off.

  7. Sheila Capewell said:

    Congratulations to you all. Proud to be an investor (however small).

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