Chopper delivers power to the Isle of May

We have just delivered a new generator to one of Scotland’s Natural Nature Reserves, the Isle of May.


Home to the unmistakeable puffin, anchored on the edge of the Firth of Forth, the Isle of May is a magical mix of sea birds, seals and a dark past with monks, Vikings and smugglers on the list of previous visitors.

Due to its remote location and difficult terrain, air support in the form a helicopter was enlisted to transport the new generator on to the island. The generator will provide the essential back-up power supply to the main solar pv system on the island, the island’s only source of power, which powers the main accommodation buildings. The new generator replaces the existing, out-dated kit, and will be maintained by DTG.


Greig Cochrane at Scottish Natural Heritage, said: “A lot of planning has gone in to making the award-winning facilities on the Isle of May NNR sustainable and whilst most of the island’s electricity comes from solar energy, it’s important to have a reliable back-up. We’ve worked with DTG on a variety of difficult and challenging jobs over the years and so we were fully confident that the team had the experience to deliver what was needed.”