THE renewables division of Scottish Water has completed work on the utility’s largest solar panel scheme to date – in the heart of Scotch whisky country.

Scottish Water Horizons has invested £1.2 million to install 4,800 photovoltaic panels at adjacent borehole sites in Speyside.

The panels, which represent the subsidiary’s biggest investment to date, will provide power to pump water to the nearby Badentinan water treatment works, generating 1GWh (gigawatt hour) per annum.