Torness support for local Scout group
A group of handy workers from Torness power station have helped a local Scout troop harness solar power; reflecting the support EDF Energy, which owns the East Lothian station, has for nuclear and renewables.
Six members of the maintenance team took time away from their day jobs to install a solar panel that will let the Lauderdale Scout Group use their woodland space during the dark winter evenings. The group fitted the panel to a custom made rig that can be adjusted depending on the season.
Group Scout Leader, Andrew Beaumont, said: “The team were a credit to the power station. The work was carried out to a very high standard and they were all pleasant and cheerful, chatting away as they worked about their experiences as Scouts and learning about what Scouts currently do.
“Their work will enable our 160 young people to make full use of the woodland in the dark evenings over the winter, keeping them outside, learning and developing new skills.”
Maintenance Technician, Jack Withers, said: “We had a great day fitting and wiring up the panel and we were delighted to be able to help out. Some of us used to be Scouts and we have supported the group before by repairing lighting in their hut. Hopefully, the panel will allow them to make good use out of the woodland area now that the dark evenings are here.”
The work was carried out under EDF Energy’s Force for Good volunteering scheme, which allows all employees to support volunteer or community work during work time.