THE Scottish Government has approved plans for a new 20-turbine wind farm and a new biomass plant.

Ministers have approved the two renewable energy facilities in the Highlands and Fife respectively.

The wind farm at Moy, near Inverness, will be developed by Eneco Wind UK and have the capacity to power the equivalent of approximately 31,000 homes, the Scottish Government said.

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Forth Energy is behind plans for the combined heat and power biomass plant at the Port of Rosyth.

The development would produce the equivalent of more than 40% of the Fife Council area's electricity requirements.

Finance Secretary John Swinney said: "Projects like this wind farm provides considerable benefits to the local community."

Energy minister Fergus Ewing said: "The Port of Rosyth will support local employment while generating renewable power for local business and industry."