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Seagreen Wind Farm invests over £240,000 in Carnoustie community path project

23 Feb 2024

Carnoustie residents are set to benefit from a £244,200 donation which will help fund an ambitious community path project promoting health and wellbeing around the town.

The Carnoustie Green Circular project, funded by the Seagreen Wind Energy Community Benefit Fund and delivered by Carnoustie Community Development Trust, will see a 12 km circular waymarked route created around Carnoustie. The hope is that this will encourage people and tourists to explore and enjoy both coastal and countryside views in the area, whilst learning about important local spots.

The project was chosen from funding applications received following a call for local project ideas which went to the community benefit fund panel, formed by Carnoustie Community Council, who were impressed with the scope and potential of the project to engage the public.

As the project moves forward the Development Trust will invite representatives from various community organisations and individuals with key skills to form a community liaison panel to help develop the path network. The Seagreen team recognised the potential for the project to provide a lasting legacy for its offshore wind farm, which began generating clean power off the Angus coast last year.

"We are grateful to Seagreen and Carnoustie Community Council for this opportunity to highlight the walks and cycle routes to be explored and enjoyed whether on foot or on two wheels.

Through development of the project, we hope to incorporate information on locations along the path network of local heritage or natural history interest and will look to involve local groups and individuals who have local knowledge and information to share. Many Carnoustie residents will know the paths used, but this project will make it easier for visitors and newer residents to enjoy the paths around Carnoustie and along the seafront.

Derek Miller, Chair Chair, Carnoustie Community Development Trust

Craig Mullen, Senior Community Investment for Seagreen Wind Energy commented:

“We hope that this fantastic project will encourage people to appreciate the wonder of what’s on their doorstep. The Seagreen Wind Farm off the coast of Angus can be seen out to sea on a clear day and this path is a legacy for the project and the area. We hope that both the community and visitors enjoy using the Green Circular route to promote health and wellbeing through physical activity and social interaction.”

Notes to the editors

Seagreen is an offshore wind farm development owned by SSE Renewables (49%) and TotalEnergies (51%). SSE Renewables led the development and construction of the joint venture project, supported by TotalEnergies, and will support operations of Seagreen throughout its operational lifetime. First power was achieved in August 2022 and it became fully operational in October 2023.

Seagreen’s website is at

The Seagreen Community Benefit Fund has been established to benefit communities in Angus who have some impact from the construction and operations of the Seagreen offshore wind farm. In total, £1.8m will be invested in local projects in the community council areas of Montrose, Carnoustie, Tealing, Murroes & Wellbank, Arbroath and Ferryden & Craig. Each area will receive £250,000 for legacy projects in their area with local people deciding what’s important to them. Seagreen has also committed to providing micro-grant funding annually over five years to these areas for smaller projects delivered by local groups.

Any media queries should be addressed to:

Craig Mullen, Senior Community Investment Manager, Seagreen, 07384 452 823, Email [email protected]