The TWP team are delighted to be at this year's Caithness Science Festival to talk about the science behind our Ayre Offshore Wind Farm.

To enter our competiton: you can draw a sea monster, a robot repairer for wind turbines, or a wind turbine of the future!

  • Sea Monster: Is it scary or nice? How many heads? How many toes? Any special powers? (Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash)
  • Robot: Could a robot help to look after an offshore wind turbine (maybe cleaning foundations underwater? Fixing cracks on blades? Or checking the tower and blades for damage? Will it climb or will it swim?  Will it has arms or even laser powers? (This photo is courtesy of BladeBUG Ltd and this is a real blade inspection and repair robot - see
  • Wind Turbine of the Future: Could you suggest a different shape? Or made of different materials? Could we make them look more interesting? (Photo by Photo by Andras Kovacs on Unsplash)

How to enter

  • The closing date for entries is midday on Tuesday 23rd April.
  • You should be under 18 years old, live in the UK, and ask permission from a parent or guardian before entering.
  • Please send a photo of your design (use your own paper or print out our template) to, or send your design by post to:  Thistle Wind Partners (TWP) 12-13 Capital Building St Andrew Square Edinburgh EH2 2AF. 
  • By entering the competition, you agree that TWP can publish the entry (as a digital image) with the entrant’s name and age on its website, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter channels.
  • The competition judges (TWP's project team) will judge winners  based on: 1) creativity, 2) originality and 3) relevance to the design brief.
  • There will be one winner for each category: Sea Monster, Robot, Wind Turbine of the Future, who will be announced on our website on Tuesday 30th April.
  • The prize will be a STEM kit chosen to suit the age of the prize-winner and worth no less than £50. No cash alternative will be offered. All winners will also be informed by email or letter (depending on how they submitted their entry) and prizes will be sent out to the postal address provided in the entry no later than Friday 17th May 2024.
  • TWP reserves the right to cancel the competition at any time, if deemed necessary, or if circumstances arise outside of TWP’s control.

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