Sale Sharks rugby union club owner Brian Kennedy, of Kennedy Renewables, joined Provost of Fife Jim Leishman at the official opening of Kennedy’s Little Raith wind farm near Lochgelly and Cowdenbeath, the two pictured above chatting at the site. Former football club manager Leishman presented a cheque for £40,125 to representatives of the Four Winds Development Trust, the body set up to control the funds that accrue from the output of the nine turbines on site.
Kennedy Renewables will contribute about £49,500 a year to local projects and over the lifetime of the scheme this will amount to £1.5 million with inflation.
Speaking at Carnegie College in Dunfermline, Kennedy revealed his company is in talks to help provide IT equipment for the use of students on the wind turbine technician course. The firm will also offer financial support for students struggling to complete their studies. He said: “The renewables industry can provide a great future for the young people of Scotland.”