High speed winds and our turbine

Not quite the 142mph winds that they were getting ‘doon sooth’ but the turbine at Gallowhill did read a maximum wind speed of 103mph and an average of 81mph at just after half seven this morning. Please bear in mind that this was the reading at the turbine which might mean it wasno quite as blowy as that elsewhere. Still a midleen breeze though!  (originally posted by Office Admin Janice on the Westray Facebook page)

At one point during this storm the turbine was producing just over 100% of theoretical capacity.   Think that’s a great advertisement for Enercon turbines.

Grant awards for October 2013

Two training grants were awarded this month: Yvonne Rorie and Cindy Paterson both received 50% of the balance of the course fees (after ILA has been taken off) for SVQ in Health and Care.

The Community Association was awarded £291 for replacement of the lighting desk for the community hall.

The Westray NFU have received notification of support in principle towards an out-of-season goose cull on Westray. This is dependent upon the outcome of talks at the November meeting of the Orkney Goose Management Group meeting.