You can find out more about the many Viking milestones and other interesting project information by reading our news stories below. For your convenience, you can group the stories by choosing the appropriate 'tag'.

7th June 2024

Significant milestone for what will be the UK's most productive onshore wind farm.

19th April 2024

Welcome to your April 2024 newsletter, packed full of the latest project information.

12th January 2024

Welcome to your December 2023 newsletter, packed full of the latest project information.

30th October 2023

Welcome to your September 2023 newsletter, packed full of the latest project information.

18th August 2023

SSE Renewables is celebrating the successful installation of the final turbine in the northeast sector of Viking, which will be the UK’s most productive onshore wind farm once complete in 2024.

14th August 2023

‘The Big Hop Trail’ … Viking Wind Farm and SSE Renewables are proud to be a sponsor of the Clan Cancer Support’s ‘The Big Hop Trail’ event which coincides with the organisations 40th Anniversary.

14th August 2023

Last week I discovered that playing my part in SSE Renewables being a headline sponsor for Tall Ships has been a really important journey for me both professionally and personally.

3rd August 2023

Welcome to your June 2023 Viking Energy newsletter, packed full of the latest project information.

25th July 2023

As Host Port sponsors of Tall Ships Lerwick, excitement across SSE Renewables is building following the arrival of the first Tall Ships fleet into Lerwick Port.

21st July 2023

Viking Wind Farm has spent more than £70 million so far since work on the project commenced in 2020. The spend with local suppliers benefits not only Shetland…

6th July 2023

Viking Wind Farm, which when operational will be the most productive onshore wind farm in the UK…

29th June 2023

SSE Renewables, the developer of Viking Wind Farm is to sponsor Shetland Pride for a second year in a row.

29th June 2023

Invitation to residents in the four community council areas neighbouring Viking Wind Farm and the Shetland HVDC Transmission Link project

14th April 2023

Viking Wind Farm, which when operational will be the most productive onshore wind farm in the UK…

7th April 2023

Welcome to your Spring 2023 Viking Energy newsletter, packed full of the latest project information.

10th February 2023

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28th October 2022

The Community Engagement Strategy for Viking Wind Farm has been shortlisted in the Best Engagement category at this year's Scottish Green Energy Awards.

Community funds
26th September 2022

A public consultation to find the strategic priorities for using the Viking Wind Farm community benefit funds is to be launched this week with the publication of a discussion paper…

31st August 2022

SSE Renewables, has launched a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) interactive educational online resource for children aged 3-8 years-old at schools across Shetland.

4th August 2022

Shetland Tall Ships Ltd is delighted to announce that SSE Renewables is a Host Port sponsor of Tall Ships Lerwick 2023.

4th August 2022

Wind farm developer SSE Renewables backs inaugural community event.

4th August 2022

SSE Renewables and the Viking Wind Farm Project, has donated a total of £2,500 to Whitedale Football Club which will fund 43 training shirts for the senior team.

18th July 2022

Two grid transformers were successfully delivered to Viking Energy Wind Farm (VEWF) under a police convoy from Lerwick Port on Sunday 26 June.

30th June 2022

Viking Energy Wind Farm (VEWF) has helped Shetland Girls Football Team kick off their participation in the Caledonian Super Cup with a donation of £2,500.

12th May 2022

Viking Energy Wind Farm supported the Shetland intercounty netball team as they competed in their annual competition against Orkney.

19th April 2022

Pupils from Brae, Anderson, Whalsay and Sandwick schools have taken part in three days of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)…

2nd February 2022

Over 120 community groups have applied for nearly £300,000 from the Viking Community Fund, operated by Shetland Community Benefit Fund in the first year of the current grant aid scheme.

21st December 2021

24-page publication details latest progress

13th December 2021

Presentation given to wind farm environmental advisory group

25th October 2021

20-page publication provides updates on SSE's big Shetland renewables projects

9th October 2021

Archaeologists to reveal more as work progresses

20th September 2021

Shetland Community Benefit Fund announces new awards.

9th September 2021

Viking Energy Wind Farm’s office in Lerwick is back in operation following its extended closure due to working restrictions during Covid-19. Scotland’s vaccination programme…

8th September 2021

Site of landmark event is half-way along Mid Kame ridge

9th July 2021

20 pages filled with news on progress so far

9th June 2021

Some short delays are still possible during June for road users near the wind farm site.

6th June 2021

Charity walk takes in all 14 Shetland fire stations

28th May 2021

The women who build wind farms

22nd April 2021

Four local groups share almost £47,000

2nd April 2021

Available to download free

19th March 2021

Viking grateful for patience shown by public road users in recent months

10th March 2021

New site information leaflet contains a handy map and guidance.

4th March 2021

Speed restrictions on two sections of the main A970 between Voe and South Nesting

4th March 2021

Grant scheme opens for applications

15th February 2021

Julie Graham ponders her new life as Viking Wind Farm’s community engagement manager.

17th December 2020

More than 30 local companies have benefitted already

11th December 2020

Building Shetland's Energy Future is a joint newsletter by SSE Renewables and SSEN Transmission

2nd December 2020

Bridge repairs completed

30th November 2020

Pettawater bridge out of action during investigations

22nd September 2020

Main contractors will advertise contracts over the next two years.

17th September 2020

Reversing decades of serious erosion is a priority.

11th September 2020

Financial benefits for around 200 crofting families.

20th August 2020

Hear from the developers and main contractors

19th August 2020

V117 turbine known for its ability to withstand extreme wind conditions

18th August 2020

Site will be fully reinstated within 5 years.

14th August 2020

Activity around Sandwater Road and the main compound access area.

6th August 2020

Shetland firms are being encouraged to register their services on an online portal used by large developers to publicise opportunities to tender for contracts in sectors such as energy and…

29th July 2020

Around £70m to be paid out during the wind farm's lifetime

21st July 2020

SWEAG will oversee a comprehensive programme of conservation measures

16th July 2020

Wind farm construction to be scaled up in the coming weeks

25th June 2020

Work expected to start later this year.

17th June 2020

Construction set to start late summer with completion in early 2024.

9th June 2020

Work could begin from 15th June with strict controls in place.

27th May 2020

Construction required to start within one year

19th March 2020

Local community to be updated when decision made to begin works.

28th February 2020

Rare plant life discovered by ecologist on hill between Tresta and Weisdale

25th February 2020

Work on 1.3 mile Kergord track to start in March

18th February 2020

Gully-damming projects like this in the Kames by Shetland Amenity Trust will be studied by SWEAG.

18th February 2020

Conservation activities will continue over the lifespan of the wind farm.

10th January 2020

Shetland firm Garriock Bros to carry out contract.

18th December 2019

The Viking Energy Wind Farm partnership (VEWF) welcomes Ofgem’s decision to approve the contribution by Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD)…

22nd November 2019

Opportunities will open up for mountain biking, angling, jogging, guided tours, horse-riding or simply exploring places currently difficult to access.

13th November 2019

Work carried out in close consultation with Shetland's archaeology service.

31st October 2019

The planned scope of work was completed within a tight four-month timescale, much to the credit of all involved.

23rd October 2019

Viking Energy notes the update published by Ofgem today, setting out its intention to consider a revised needs case for the new transmission link for Shetland.

20th September 2019

Work will continue to explore options to build the wind farm

8th July 2019

Specialist teams will carry out drilling, trial pits and environmental monitoring

24th May 2019

Viking Energy has welcomed Scottish Ministers’ approval of a small increase in the permitted size of wind turbines for its wind farm in Shetland.

16th April 2019

Work could start on Kergord track before end of financial year

10th April 2019

Developers could see transmission costs reduced

27th March 2019

Four previously consented compounds to be altered and reduced to three.

22nd March 2019

Work on the B9075 could get under way later this year.

20th February 2019

Councillors offer no objections to 155 metre tip height.

21st January 2019

Shetland Islands Council planners are assessing Viking Energy’s proposal to build wind turbines slightly larger than those approved originally in April 2012.

14th January 2019

Viking Energy is busy preparing a supply chain plan with a strong emphasis on the benefits of the project to local companies and individuals.

12th December 2018

Opportunities for competitive Scottish island wind projects

16th November 2018

Viking Energy is gearing up for project delivery and construction with a number of activities under way.

26th October 2018

A compensation deal for Shetland crofters affected by the planned Viking Wind Farm has been formally approved after no challenge was lodged with the Scottish Land Court by the deadline for appeals.

26th September 2018

Proposal to allow installation of the latest, most efficient turbines.