The three-turbine Loch Carnan Community Wind farm, on the island of South Uist, which began generating in March 2013, has earned over £2m gross income to the end of April 2014. Congratulations to Stras Uibhist, the community-led body which since the buyout in 2007 owns and manages 93,000 acres of land covering almost the whole of the islands of Benbecula, Eriskay and South Uist, as well as a number of other small islands. Community buyouts all look to establish a reliable income stream to finance their stewardship of local land. Gigha, for example, has had three turbines which have done that for years…the Three Dancing Ladies, Faith, Hope and Charity which were joined in December by a fourth christened Harmony. Stras Uibhist now has its reliable wage earner in Loch Carnan. During the last 12 months Loch Carnan generated slightly more than expected from the financial projections.