The controversy surrounding a new windfarm near the main town of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis no longer concerns whether or not a wind farm should be built, but rather who should get to own and profit from such a renewable energy scheme. Some have referred to it as a ‘David and Goliath’ battle, with big energy companies pitted against local crofters (small scale farmers). In the ‘Stornoway Wind Farm’ joint venture, multinational companies EDF Energy and Amec Foster Wheeler are planning the construction of 36 wind turbines, which would contribute to climate change mitigation goals whilst providing jobs and enabling schemes to support the communities through compensation and a shareholding offer. The moorland they are leasing are ‘common grazings’, which under Scottish law means crofters also have rights to access the moorland for grazing sheep and cattle and cutting peat, and more recently for planting trees and building wind farms. Over 200 crofters have lodged objections to the proposals with the Land Court, and have proposed locally owned wind energy projects which would return all profits to the community rather than to these large companies .