The Scottish Government has given the green light to a 55 MW onshore wind farm that will generate enough power for over 31,000 homes.
The Galawhistle wind farm, 7 km east of Muirkirk in East Ayrshire and 4 km west of Douglas in South Lanarkshire, will be home to 22 turbines.
Developers Infinis plc will also plough around £2.7 million back into the local community through a special fund over the 25-year lifetime of the project.
“The Galawhistle site will represent a significant boost to the local economy and create jobs during construction,” commented Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing. “[It] will provide great benefits to its local community and play an important part in helping Scotland reach its target of the equivalent of 100% of electricity demand generated from renewable.”
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