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Online Exhibition

Since our public exhibitions in November 2021 we have been refining the design of the proposed Sclenteuch Wind Farm, following results of technical and environmental surveys and feedback from stakeholders and the local community. As a result, a number of design changes have been made including moving turbines to reduce potential visibility and to avoid all watercourses buffers.

This online exhibition was launched on 21 March 2022 to provide further information and gather comments on the updated design for Sclenteuch Wind Farm. The closing date for comments was Friday 15 April 2022.  We also held drop-in sessions in the area, where information on the updated plans were available to view and members of the project team were on hand, to answer any questions or for further information.

The video below provides an introduction to the online exhibition.



Design Layout and Infrastructure

The plan in the middle shows the updated layout for the Sclenteuch Wind Farm, which consists of 9 turbines up to 200m tall

In addition to the wind turbines and foundations, the site infrastructure is expected to include:

• hardstand areas for erection cranes

• a network of on-site tracks including a new site entrance from the A713

• a substation compound

• a battery energy storage systems compound

• borrow pits (dependent on availability of stone on site)

• temporary construction compounds

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A number of changes have been made to the site layout, since our public exhibition in November 2021 and following detailed environmental surveys. These include:

• Re-siting turbines to reduce potential visibility from properties

• Re-siting of turbines to avoid encroaching on watercourse buffers

• Re-siting of turbines to avoid areas of deep peat


What Would the Wind Farm Look Like?

We have produced wirelines and photomontages based on the updated layout to help give an impression of what the wind farm could look like from different viewpoints in the area. Click on the links below to view.

Viewpoint 3 - A713 at Patna

Viewpoint 4 - Dunaskin, Waterside

Viewpoint 7 - Colonel Hunter Blair Monument

Viewpoint 8 - Main Street, Straiton

Viewpoint 9 - Minor road west of Straiton

Viewpoint 11 - Dalmellington

We have also produced an updated indicative Zone of Theoretical Visibility (ZTV) Map showing where the turbines could be visible from. Please note that this is based on bare land form without trees or buildings.

Zone of Theoretical Visibility


Keirs Glen Trail

As part of our proposal we are exploring the creation of a walking and nature trail called Keirs Glen Trail.

This would include the creation of a circular walking trail, with car parking, biodiversity enhancements and information boards.

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The plan in the middle shows an initial design for the Keirs Glen Trail.

We are very keen to develop the trail in collaboration with the community and forge local connections with conservation and heritage.

We welcome ideas and suggestions from the community in developing the design of the Keirs Glen Trail. If you’d like to provide feedback, please complete our comments form.


Supply Chain Opportunities

The proposed Sclenteuch Wind Farm is predicted to deliver approximately £2.5 million of local economic benefit in the form of jobs, employment and the use of local services.

If you’re a local business who may be able to offer skills or services during the construction or operation of Sclenteuch Wind Farm and would like to know more about the project, please contact us.

Some of the skills, services and materials which are likely to be required include:

  • Civil engineering
  • Groundworks
  • Electrical works
  • Steel fixing
  • Plant operators
  • Labourers
  • Cleaners
  • Plant hire
  • Aggregates
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Fencers
  • Security
  • Local accommodation