Arrochar Hydro held its Official Opening Ceremony on Friday 18th May. It was opened by Sir Malcom Colquhoun, Chairman of Luss Estates Company and attended by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy.
Friday the 18th May saw the Official Opening Ceremony of Arrochar Community Hydro. The scheme was opened by Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss, Chairman of Luss Estates Company. Arrochar Community Hydro Society was also delighted to welcome Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy.
Members of the local community came together with the wider renewable energy community and joined a piper and local school children, from Arrochar Primary School, to walk up to the power house.
Guests were able to see the hydro scheme officially turned on and then see inside the powerhouse. Highland Eco Design, the project contractors, were on hand to discuss the mechanics of the power house and explain the projected income which will be generated to the benefit of the two local development trusts: Luss & Arden Development Trust and Arrochar & Tarbet Development Trust.
The Arrochar Community Hydro scheme was initially proposed by Luss Estates Company as a means to enable the local communities to generate income to reinvest in their communities.