Community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust won the title of UK Environmental Social Enterprise of the Year at the UK Social Enterprise Awards last night (Wednesday, Nov 28).
Wind farm developer Calum MacDonald picked up the award at the event in the Guildhall in London and admitted he was “very surprised” but “delighted” to have won.
This is Point and Sandwick Trust’s second award this month, third this year, and fourth so far in total.
They were automatically shortlisted for the UK Environmental Social Enterprise Award after winning the Scottish Environmental Social Enterprise Award in the Scottish Parliament on November 6.
The award recognises innovation and success in running a commercial business for social good.
Calum MacDonald said: “I’m really delighted. It’s a great testament that the achievements of Point and Sandwick Trust are being recognised across the UK now.
“It’s a great encouragement for all these other communities that want to develop their own wind farm schemes. We have the biggest community-owned scheme in Britain in terms of output and it’s just so sad that the council and others do not recognise the strength of these community schemes from Barra up to Ness.”