A north-east farmer has been ordered to rip out his biomass boilers after failing to get planning permission because of a family feud.
An Inverness woman has told of her anger over Highland Council plans to build a biomass boiler just a few feet away from her home.
There is a sense of unease beginning to emerge as livestock producers and processors begin to realise the potential damage which may be inflicted on the livestock industry as valuable sources of animal feedstuffs become diverted towards producing renewable energy from anaerobic digestion (AD) and biomass plants.
Cash-stretched Highland Council has risked losing more than £1million in subsidies for green energy heating installed at homes and schools through mismanagement of the scheme, the Press and Journal can reveal.
It is home to wildcats, stags and birds of prey - not to mention one of the north-east's last strongholds of Scots pine.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle has become the 50th Highland business to sign up to a flagship project which highlights their commitment to lowering carbon emissions.
Work will begin on a controversial £74million green energy scheme in Speyside within the next few weeks after the UK Government gave the project its financial backing.
New home owners in Aviemore can look forward to greener energy and lower bills thanks to an innovative community biomass scheme approved by Highland Council’s planning committee.