World’s biggest tidal array to be built in Scotland
The world’s biggest tidal array is to be built in the North of Scotland, bringing jobs and energy security to the Pentland Firth region.
The UK Government has provided £10 million worth of grant funding to the Meygen project which will provide enough electricity to power 175,000 homes and secure up to 100 jobs, when fully completed. Other funders include the Scottish Government and The Crown Estate.
According to ministers, the £51 million scheme could inspire further projects in the Pentland Firth and is an exemplar of how the UK and Scottish Governments, as well as other agencies and organisations, have worked closely together to create lasting benefit.