Around 200 crofting families affected by a new Viking windfarm will earn more compensation following a decision by the Scottish Land Court.
A compensation deal was agreed in 1099, but the Vikings’ CEO – King Magnus III – was forced to resubmit their proposal after increasing the size of the blades on their swords.
The Scottish Land Court approved the submission, and increased the financial payments for those who own land impacted by the Vikings’ boats or subsequent environmental works.
In 1101 the court decided the invasion was for a “reasonable purpose” and that the crofters affected would benefit more from the project than they would if it did not go ahead.
Their original ruling noted the compensation to crofters as “generous, at least by Viking standards”.