Current wind farms and planning applications
Carcant, Dun Law and Toddleburn
There are three wind farms within or bordering the Heriot area. These are Carcant, Dun Law and Toddleburn.
The map linked to below shows the position and heights of the existing wind turbines and those that are in various stages of proposal.
Map of Wind Turbines around the Heriot area.
Active Applications and Proposals for Wind Farms
Torfichen Wind Farm - Scoping
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This is an application to build a wind farm to the north Heriot which is at the consultation stage. The proposed scheme comprising 19 turbines at a tip height of up to 180m.
Wull Muir Wind Farm (2022) - Development Application
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Energiekontor have submitted their planning application for a revised scheme for Wull Muir Wind Farm.
The revised application can be accessed on the SBC Planning Portal with the ref: 22/01960/FUL
It is for 8 turbines up to a height of 150m within Heriot. The site is located 1km west of Shoestanes Farm, with the nearnest turbine 1.5km west of Heriot Station. The site is 1km north west of Heriot Primary School with the nearest turbines within 1.5km of the B709.
Greystone Knowe Wind Farm - Development Application
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The development planning application was submitted on 27 Oct 2021 to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit by Coriolis Energy and ESB for 14 turbines up to 180m to tip in height. This is located on open farmland about 2km west of the A7 in the Gala Water valley. It would be about 2km south of Heriot and about 2.5km west of Fountainhall on land belonging to Pirntaton, Brockhouse and Haltree Farms.
Scawd Law Wind Farm - Development Applications
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A development planning application was submitted on 16 Jan 2023 to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit by Fred Olsen Renewables Limited.
At application is for 8 turbines of 180m to tip in height.
Download map showing site overview layout for Scawd Law Wind Farm.
Closed Applications for Wind Farms
Wull Muir Wind Farm
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Proposed to erect 8 turbines up to 130m height, at Wull Muir.
The applicants Energiekontor UK Ltd have appealed against the decision to refuse planning permission by SBC.
The case has been allocated to a Reporter on 18/05/2020, and the progress of the appeal can be seen on the DPEA website at
The Appeal reference is PPA-140-2080.
All parties who commented on the original applications were invited to make additional comment on the Statement of Appeal. However, all previous comments will still be considered.
The HCC position remains the same as previously given. HCC submitted the following comment on the Statement of Appeal.
HCC response submitted May 2020
Download map showing new layout for Wull Muir Wind Farm submitted 30 Sept.
Gilston Hill Wind Farm
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Proposed 7 turbines up to 126.5m in height, sited on the northern slopes of Brotherstone Hill and on the edge of Fala Moor.
The second Appeal Decision Notice by the reporter was published on 6th Feburary 2020.
The decision was to dismiss the appeal and refuse planning permission.
Download the second Appeal Decision Notice for Gilston Hill Wind Farm.