You can find here comprehensive details of all of the currently existing and proposed wind farms in Dumfries & Galloway. [Opens in Excel]

Hard on the heels of the refusal of planning permission for turbines of 200m at Garcrogo and Barmark Hill, the developer (EnergieKontor) applied to Dumfries & Galloway Council for permission for an identical wind farm, save that the turbine height would be limited to 180m.  The jurisdiction of the Council has been queried on the basis that the development would exceed 50MW and should therefore have been referred directly to the Scottish Government.  Nonetheless, the Council appear to be entertaining the application under reference 22/1754/FUL and will accept comments made by email before 4 January 2023.


Media Statment from Vattenfall

On 1 September 2022, Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd announced that it would not be pursuing its proposed wind farm at Whiteneuk, at least for the time being.  The only reason given was that that they could not acquire the land they needed for their habitat management plan.  However, they went on to say that they would continue with their proposals for Quantans Hill and South Kyle. [Read the statement]

Garcrogo Hill and Barmark Hill Appeal Decision

On 18 August 2022 planning permission for the wind farm proposed by EnergieKontor UK Ltd for Garcrogo Hill and Barmark Hill was refused, essentially because the turbines proposed were too tall for the landscape.  The dismissal of the appeal by EnergieKontor by Scottish Ministers spelled the end of the road for that particular planning application. [Read more]

‘Relaxing rules on wind farms will ruin our landscape’
The Times, March 11 2022
‘Scots windfarm developers ‘running rings around’ planning officials by increasing turbine height’
Scottish Daily Express, March 7 2022

‘Nicola Sturgeon and SNP accused of running roughshod over local democracy on windfarms’
Scottish Daily Express, February 5 2022

‘Robert Burns would have been ‘saddened’ by spread of wind farms in Galloway’
Scottish Daily Express, January 24 2022

‘SNP under pressure to scrap onshore wind farms after £700m offshore bonanza’
Scottish Daily Express, January 24 2022

‘Group fears number of wind turbines could double in region’
Galloway News, January 20 2022
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‘SNP Government is rolling out the red carpet for foreign windfarm owners’
Scottish Daily Express, December 4 2021

‘Glenkens windfarm gets the greenlight’
Galloway News, November 11 2021
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‘SNP’s £30 million wind farm windfall’
Mail on Sunday, October 24 2021
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‘Don’t Fail the Fell’
Galloway News, October 22 2021
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‘£120,000 for wind farm silence’
Sunday Times magazine, October 17 2021
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‘Ill wind’
The Times, October 12 2021
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‘Fear wind farm plan could become latest example of ‘democratic deficit”
Galloway Gazette, September 2 2021
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‘Windfarm appeal row’
Galloway News, September 2021
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‘Outrage as SNP ministers step in to judge new windfarm applications’
The Herald, August 22 2021
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‘Stroke of a pen that’s killing local democracy’
The Mail, August 23 2021
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‘Locals say ‘No’ to 209 wind farms – only to be overruled by SNP.’
Mail on Sunday, July 18 2021
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‘Yes, we need to be green.  But that can never come at the cost of Scotland’s precious countryside.’
Mail on Sunday, July 4 2021
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‘Scotland’s heritage at risk from spread of wind farms – experts’
Mail on Sunday, May 30 2021
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‘MoD under attack from wind farms, say campaigners’
Sunday Times, May 30 2021
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‘Rural Scots told to brace over plans for dozens of wind farms’
Daily Telegraph, May 27, 2021
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‘Pressure group urges people to object to plans for new Glenkens wind farm’
Daily Record, May 20, 2021

‘Talk of wind farms benefiting locals is just a lot of hot air’
The Times  – May 04, 2021
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‘Scots companies planning major renewables projects far outnumbered by European firms’
Herald on Sunday  – April 11, 2021
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‘SPR’s £250m for windfarms’
Stranraer Free Press – March 18, 2021
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‘Call for national wind farm plan with say for local residents’
The Scotsman – March 16, 2021
‘Campaigners appeal to politicians to stand up to windfarms in Holyrood manifestos’
Galloway Gazette – March 15, 2021
‘Row erupts over plans for taller windfarm turbines in the Glenkens’
Daily Record – March 10, 2021
‘1,600 trees a DAY axed to pave the way for turbines’
Scottish Mail on Sunday – February 21, 2001
‘Invasion of the 800ft Turbines’ – Special Report by Jonathan Brocklebank
Scottish Daily Mail– February 13, 2021
‘Soft touch Ministers wrecking landscape’
Daily Business – February 10, 2021

‘Scotland “almost saturated” with wind turbines’
Daily Mail – February 1, 2021

‘Campaign group at odds with industry body over windfarm backing in Perthshire’
The Courier – January 8, 2021

‘Group starts fight for change on wind farms’
The Herald – December 28, 2020

‘Our beautiful hills and glens – industrialised by foreign profiteers’
Mail on Sunday – December 27, 2020

‘Campaign group calls for consultation deadline to be extended on Glenkens windfarm proposals’
Galloway News – December 24, 2020


‘Campaign group launches’
ITV Border – December 3, 2020