THE Scottish Government is facing a legal challenge to its decision to approve plans for a giant wind farm on Shetland which has divided opinion on the islands for decades.
Ministers gave the go-ahead to Viking Energy's development on the mainland in April after estimates it would generate £566 million of capital expenditure and tens of millions of pounds in annual income for the island. But campaigners opposing the 103-turbine development have lodged a petition with the Court of Session in Edinburgh calling for a judicial review of Energy Minister Fergus Ewing's ruling. A hearing has been set for October 24 for judges to decide if ministers have a case to answer.
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