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UCTC Background

UCTC earns income for community projects and groups through the profit generated by the wholly community owned Udny Community Wind Turbine Company which is a trading subsidiary.

Udny Community Wind Turbine Company began with an idea from within the community back in 2004, it was critical to check that a community owned turbine was supported and that there were plans in place to spend the potential income once the turbine was producing electricity.

The community joined in with enthusiasm, and a large majority welcomed the proposal. The original site chosen was changed after this consultation process to reduce possible nuisance. The slight reduction on the optimum output was considered a good trade-off as it kept local support high.

Not everybody finds wind turbines as attractive addition to the countryside!
As the construction of the turbine was completed, charity rules meant that a separate charitable body had to be formed to handle the revenue for charitable purposes.

UCTC had to be community controlled and led and be eligible for charitable status. Following an extended process UCTC finally received Charitable status in 2014. This was easier said than done and meant complying with both Scots Law and English law to gain recognition.

Brian McDougall - Chairman

Brian McDougall – Chairman

Brian McDougall - Chairman Brian has been the Chair of the Udny Community trust since 2011. Prior to this Brian ...
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Lynne Cartledge

Lynne Cartledge

Lynne Cartledge Lynne acts as the line manager for the two staff employed on both full time and part time ...
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Garth Entwhistle

Garth Entwhistle

Garth has lived in Udny for almost 40 years. Over that time he supported the Boys Brigade as a BB ...
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Marion Jamieson

Marion Jamieson

Marion has been a Director of Udny Community Trust for 5 years and has lived in Udny Green with ...
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Matt Kaye

Matt Kaye

Matt is one of the founding directors of both the Trust Co and the Community Wind Turbine Co. Matt has ...
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David Murray

David Murray

David has lived in Pitmedden since moving to the village with wife Rae and three daughters in 1979. He currently ...
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Julian Slater

Julian Slater

Julian has thirty years’ experience working as a petroleum engineer extracting oil from the North Sea for British Gas, ...
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Udny Community Trust
14 Oldmeldrum Road
Pitmedden
Ellon, AB41 7AG
Tel: 01651 84376 / Mob: 07436 811759

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