Wind-farm

The wind farm, which will include 32 turbines, will have a maximum production capacity of 108MW that is expected to be used to power about 50,900 homes in the region.

SSE Onshore Renewables director Colin Nicol said the work to address the conditions associated with the consent will now commence ahead of the construction phase.

"During this period, SSE will be engaging with local people," Nicol added.

"We are keen to ensure that local businesses are afforded as many opportunities as possible during construction, which is exactly what our new Open4Business portal is designed to do."

SSE will work with both Highland Council and the Development Initiative of the Great Glen (DIGG) group for the smooth delivery of the project as well as to increase its social and economic benefits to the local area.

Under the grant, SSE will also offer about £13m of community investment funds for projects during the next 25 years.

Scotland Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said, "The Scottish Government wants to see the right developments in the right places, and Scottish planning policy is clear that the design and location of any wind farm should reflect the scale and character of the landscape, as well as being considered environmentally acceptable."

Image: A wind farm. Photo: Courtesy of SSE.