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SSEN Transmission will show power line's preferred route at new public events

By David Porter

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SSEN Transmission are hosting a series of public events across the Blackhillock to New Deer and Peterhead project route from February 26 to 28 March 28.

To support the growth in renewable developments across the north of Scotland, investment in network infrastructure is needed to connect this power and transport it to areas of demand.

This includes a new 400kV overhead line between Beauly and Peterhead, connecting in to new substations near Blackhillock and New Deer.

A spokesperson for SSEN said: "Since our last consultation in Spring 2023, we have narrowed down our proposals and there have been some changes to what we called our 'preferred' routes that we want to consult you on.

"We invite all interested parties to attend our drop-in exhibitions to discuss our plans with the project team and share your views."

The events will be held at the following locations-

Monday, February 26, 2-7pm Maud Village Hall (Substation PAC Event).

Tuesday 27, 2-7pm, Cuminestown Community Hall (Substation PAC Event).

Wednesday 28, 2-7pm Longside Parish Church Hall (Substation PAC Event).

Thursday 29, 2-7pm New Deer Public Hall .

Tuesday March 5, 2-7pm Baden Powell Centre, Turriff (Substation PAC Event).

Wednesday 6, 2-7pm Stewarts Hall, Huntly (Substation PAC Event).

Thursday 7, 10am-1pm Cairnie Memorial Hall, Cairnie (Substation PAC Event).

Thursday 7, 2-7pm Longmore Hall, Keith.

Monday 11, 10-1pm Community Arts Centre, Nairn.

Monday 11, 3-7pm Fortnightly Hall, Fortnightly, Nairn.

Tuesday 12, 10-1pm Culloden Visitor Centre, Culloden Battlefield, Inverness.

Tuesday 12, 2-7pm Kingsmill Hotel, Inverness.

Wednesday 13, 10am-1pm Dallas Houldsworth Institute, Dallas.

Wednesday 13, 2-7pm, Forres Town Hall, Forres (Substation PAC Event).

Tuesday 26, 2-7pm Kiltarlity Village Hall, Beauly (Substation PAC Event).

Thursday 28, 2-7pm Phipps Hall, Beauly.

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