There are several massive projects underway to push Scotland toward 100% renewables energy supply by 2030. See for example:
However, the first, smaller offshore windfarm, Statoil’s Hywind, 15 miles off Peterhead will be supplying power to the equivalent of 15 000 homes in October. Built essentially as a testbed for even larger floating windfarms, Hywind seems to have been a complete success and will be supplying Peterhead in around six weeks.
To maximise efficiency the wind turbines are huge, the height of Big Ben and with blades as big as typical airliner and have a motion controller enabling them to turn into the wind. Luckily they are well out of sight from any links course and so don’t spoil the view.
You’ll see from one of the above headlines that Scotland has around 25% of all of Europe’s wind potential. There have been days in the past when I might have moaned about that very fact as I struggled with an umbrella.