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Villagers take control of power

A RURAL community has taken charge of its power supply thanks to a £13,390 grant from an energy giant.

The small port of Uig, in the north-east of the Isle of Skye, will now be able to weather winter storms without the loss of power after taking up delivery of two brand new generators.

The Uig Community Trust secured the generators through a grant from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks’ Community Resilience Fund, which offers support to projects up to a maximum of £20,000.

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