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A new addition to the North Tolsta sky-line is now standing proud as the Tolsta Community Development wind turbine was put in place last month.

Situated in Glen Tolsta, some 130m to the left-hand side of the road opposite Loch Beinn Thearabeirt, the turbine towers over the gateway into North Tolsta village at a height of 55m - and up to 81m to blade tip height.

Gazette Reader Mr D.M Barry from North Tolsta recorded the construction of the Tolsta Community Development wind turbine last month.

Gazette Reader Mr D.M Barry from North Tolsta recorded the construction of the Tolsta Community Development wind turbine last month.

The weight of the turbine - which was delivered in three sections - is over 60 tons.

Around 280 Tolsta residents voted in favour of the £1.5million renewable energy scheme; and the wind turbine’s installation is the culmination of a two year project.

Gazette reader Mr D.M Barry, from North Tolsta, took the impressive photos in this slideshow as the turbine construction took place between May 8th and 24th.