Features / Shetland – a changing landscape

The developer is asking to move the location of the concrete batching plant to a hill 1.8km north of the Upper Kergord section of the B9075. Photo: Shetland News

REGARDLESS of whether one believes large onshore wind farms should not be built on peatlands or indeed are an important part of what is now called the ‘green recovery’ and thus an integral part of fighting climate change, one thing is certain: Shetland’s landscape is changing, and not just the scenery.

To make the most of the recent beautiful winter weather Shetland News asked one of its photographers to ‘take to the hill’ as darkness encroaches to capture the true extent of the Viking Energy construction works for this In Pictures feature:

All photos and the video further below were taken from the wee hill Clingera to the south of the Sandwater Road. It shows the Kergord sub-station construction site in the centre as well as the tracks up Scalla Field (left) and along Mid Kame (right). All photos: Shetland News

The view across Sand Water to the A970 where the new road is under construction.