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Scotland's airline Loganair has announced a further £30,000 available for awards supporting local renewable energy projects, as part of its Greenskies Community Fund.

The funds are part of the airline’s plan to reach to net zero by 2040, and follow six awards made earlier this year to organisations looking to fund small-scale wind systems, solar panels, small-scale hydro power and charging point stations for electric vehicles.

One of the successful projects in the first round was Stornoway’s Macaulay College, who used their Greenskies grant to invest in solar panels, helping to ensure that clean energy is the primary source for their building.

Roland Engebretsen, one of the college founders, said: “We were delighted to be successful in being awarded the GreenSkies Community Fund grant from Loganair earlier this year.

“We are using the monies to install new solar panels which will make a huge difference for our energy bills this winter as well as give us a cleaner source of power going forward.”

Luke Lovegrove, chief commercial officer at Loganair, said: “Following the distribution of the GreenSkies grants earlier this year, we have seen fantastic progress amongst the projects that received funding.

“As we continue to drive forward our GreenSkies programme to offset carbon emissions and develop future flight technologies, we also want to encourage and support like-minded organisations in communities we serve, in our shared aim for a greener future” 

“We are thrilled that we have been able to support the efforts of organisations across Scotland and can now take this a step further with additional money that helps those across other parts  of the country as they also tackle carbon emissions.”

The Greenskies Community Fund is now open and applications should be submitted by Monday 31 October, via the Loganair website at www.loganair.co.uk/people-planet/community-engagement/.