Tags - Renewables

Empowering Rural Industry

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

ALIenergy is pioneering integration of renewable electricity generation with variable useful loads to give added value to local communities and develop rural industry e.g. algal bioproduction, in the...

Energy and the BioEconomy Model

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

Energy and the BioEconomy (ENBIO) involves the pioneering integration of renewable electricity generation with large scale microalgal bioproduction to create a new bioindustry providing multiple...

Big or small, let's celebrate rural Scotland

Blog Post

11 Jun 2019

Do you know a farm, rural business or estate who are doing things a little different, taking a new approach and helping their local community thrive? 

Has a local estate, farm or rural business near...

Clean, green energy

HIH Case Study

28 May 2019

With over 90 inches of rain failing on Ardtorish each year, Ardtornish Estate has taken the opportunity to create clean, green energy in a way which doesn’t damage the environment.  

On the river...

Environment and Renewables at Alvie Estate

HIH Case Study

24 Jul 2018

Alvie Estate have made it their mission to become more self-sufficient in electricity and heat. The cost to heat Alvie House in 2005 was around £20,000 per annum, and on the rise, as well as using a...

Green Energy at Stracathro Estates

HIH Case Study

23 Jul 2018

Stracathro Estates have embraced renewable energy, and income from the various schemes now contributes significantly to the turnover. They are conscious that the carbon footprint of intensive farming...

Ogilvy Spirits

HIH Case Study

18 Jul 2018

We are a rare occurrence of fourth generation farmers at Hatton of Ogilvy Farm and our business is very much a family affair.

We are a diversified potato farm and started up our own distillery four...

Helping it Happen on Fair Isle

HIH Case Study

16 Jul 2018

The National Trust for Scotland (Trust) have worked in partnership with islanders on Fair Isle since the mid-1950s.

Many of these years saw the Trust working closely with Shetland grant providers and...

Diversifying community income

HIH Case Study

16 Jul 2018

Mar Estate undeniably has had an influence on the economic past and future of its local Braemar community. A platform to economic opportunity and diversification of income, historically, presently,...

Drift Coffeehouse

HIH Case Study

16 Jul 2018

The building of a new coffeehouse right on the cliffs close to North Berwick has captured the imaginations of very many people already, and it only opened in June 2018, and the tables are rarely empty...

Kintyre Botanical Gin

HIH Case Study

4 Jul 2018

Torrisdale Estate

Beinn an Tuirc Distillers Limited was formed in 2016 but only began production in June 2017, with the first bottle being sold on 1st July 2017. The company is based on Torrisdale...

Catchpenny Safari Lodges

HIH Case Study

7 Jun 2018

Elie Estate

Situated on Elie Estate, a small family run estate in the heart of the East Neuk of Fife, Catchpenny Safari Lodges is an excellent example of the diversification of a small rural business...