Welcome to the Heriot Community Website
This is the community website for the village of Heriot. Heriot is a rural community of approximately 160 properties located in the Eildon area of the Scottish Borders.
Community Council Meetings
The next meeting of HCC will be held on Wednesday 11th August with a start time of 6pm. Currently all meeting are being held online using Zoom.
If you wish to join the meeting, please email John Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org, who will provide you with a simple link and password to follow to join the meeting. Also please provide details if there is a subject you will wish to raise so we can deal with it properly.
Public meetings of HCC are currently on hold on the advice of SBC due to the Covid-19 emergency and suspension of public gatherings.
Community fund panel - members wanted!
Heriot gets around £35k per year in community funds from the Carcant and Toddleburn windfarms, which can be applied for by groups for projects that benefit Heriot residents. The panel that decides which projects are funded, and by how much, is looking for new members - if you are interested, please see the pdf for more details.
For more information or to request Panel nomination form please contact: Gavin Whittaker (Gavin@Heriot.info, 07794 361 024) or Frank Connelly (email@example.com, 07934158462). Deadline for nomination: Sunday 4th July.
Covid-19 Help in Heriot
Please go to the 'Covid-19 - support and information' webpage to download a copy of your local leaflet and for links to advice pages on the web.
Your local co-ordinators are:
- Helen Brinkworth 07952 118097
- Gavin Potter 07754 011112
- Gavin Whittaker 07794 361024
- Sue Sharp 07985 967755
- John Williams 07768 327107
Wind Farm Applications and Appeals
The map linked to below shows the position and heights of the existing wind turbines and those that are in various stages of proposal.
Scawd Law Wind Farm
HCC has received a request from the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit to comment on a proposed scoping report for Scawd Law Wind Farm.
The scoping report can be viewed at the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit website by: clicking on Search tab, clicking on Simple Search tab, typing Scawd Law Wind Farm into Search by Project Name box and clicking on Go, then clicking on ECU00002111 and then click on Documents tab.
HCC has until September 25th to respond to the scoping request.
Greystone Knowe Wind Farm
HCC has received a request from the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit to comment on a proposed scoping report for Greystone Knowe Wind Farm.
The scoping report can be viewed at the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit website by: clicking on Search tab, clicking on Simple Search tab, typing Greystone Knowe Wind Farm into Search by Project Name box and clicking on Go, then clicking on ECU00002073 and then click on Documents tab.
You can view the proposed HCC response to the scoping report: Open the draft HCC reponse to Greystone Knowe Wind Farm scoping request
Wull Muir and Gilston Hill Wind Farms
There is updated information about the Wull Muir Wind Farm planning application and the Gilston Hill Wind Farm appeal on the Wind Farms page.
The community council has produced a draft version for a Heriot plan, containing background information about the Heriot community and location, with suggestions for how Heriot would like to develop in the future. This is for submitting into the next Eildon Area plan of the Scottish Borders Council.
Comments and suggestions for changes or additions to the plan are welcome.
Regular news items, including road closures, and local events are posted to the Heriot Community Council facebook page.
Heriot Community Council occasionally sends out emails regarding council business such as agendas and minutes of meetings. Should you wish to receive these, please send an email request to the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org with your email address and name. Also, please inform the secretary of any changes to your email, if you wish to stop receiving emails or if you do not receive expected emails. We try to keep the list current and remove emails that fail. The data collected is only used to send out emails from HCC.
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