• WHEN THE tail end of ex-hurricane Gonzalo crossed the Atlantic last month, it put an emphatic full stop on the UK's untypically glorious summer - but it also brought a welcome burst of income for wind farmers.

  • RESULTS FROM a recent survey by UK Agriculture.com showed that the average age of British farmers is 59 - just five years younger than the national average age of retirement for men.

  • SCOTLAND'S RENEWABLES tech specialist, VG Energy, has signed a new deal with Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Norvento, becoming its first Scottish agent.

  • Farmers are driving independent wind energy provision in Scotland, according to environmental consultancy Ecodyn, which reckons falling artificial incentives will favour the growth of smaller scale projects.

  • THE TREND for crowd-funding has hit the renewable sector with a UK company offering investors the change to put their money into wind-power.

  • ABERDEENSHIRE FARMER Roger Glennie recently hosting an open day to showcase the newly-installed Earthmill wind turbine at his Hill Head of Ardo unit.

  • THE LOCHLUICHART Wind Farm just outside Garve in Ross-shire has been officially opened, under its new moniker 'The Spinny Turners'.

  • AFTER YEARS under Ministry of Defence restrictions, the windswept farmers and landowners of Eskdalemuir are to be allowed to put up wind turbines.

  • A British company has secured a deal with US wind turbine manufacturer Bergey to provide the UK market with an affordable, low-cost, 6 kW wind turbine.

  • A FAMILY farm in Crail, Fife, is now the site of the third WTN marque turbine to be installed in Scotland, joining the 12 others currently operating across the UK.