Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Highland Council blow £16,000,000

Here's one they can't blame the Scottish or Westminster Governments for:

'A bungled Highland Council green energy scheme to heat homes in a deprived town and cash in by feeding the national grid blew £16million of public money.
An auditors report, discussed in private yesterday, exposed a catalogue of failures by council officials – past and present – who oversaw the community project in the Pulteneytown area of Wick.
The local authority’s chief executive is now deciding whether anyone should face disciplinary action over the failed Caithness Heat and Power scheme.
The 30-page report by the council’s head of internal audit, Nigel Rose, was shown to more than 60 councillors who attended a special meeting in Inverness yesterday. Councillors were not allowed to keep a copy.'

More on the Press and Journal site - Catalogue of blunders by officials cost £16m

1 comment:

Nairn said...

Hard to believe that Highland Council injected so much of our money into this scheme, see:

Someone in hot water, I very much doubt that.

A lot of very expensive hot air will be expelled, probably enough to keep a small community warm for very long time