Scawd Law Wind Farm Application

Fred Olsen Renewables Ltd have applied to the Scottish Government for consent to construct and operate a wind farm north of Walkerburn known as Scawd Law Wind Farm.

Adverts have been posted under Public Notices in the Southern Reporter, Glasgow Herald, and Edinburgh Gazette.

The following are excerpts from the advert.

“A copy of the application, with a plan showing the land to which it relates, together with a copy of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report discussing the Company’s proposals in more detail and presenting an analysis of the environmental implications, are available for public inspection in person, free of charge, during normal working hours at:

Walkerburn Village Hall, Galashiels Road, Walkerburn, EH43 6AF       Walkerburn Bowling Club, Station Road, Walkerburn, EH43 6DD

The EIA report can also be viewed at the Scottish Government Library at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ; on the application website at https://fredolsenrenewables.com/windfarm-collection/united-kingdom/scawd-law/ or on the Scottish Government Energy Consents website at www.energyconsents.scot under application reference ECU00002111.

Any representations to the application may be submitted via the Energy Consents Unit website at www.energyconsents.scot/Register.aspx; by email to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit mailbox at ; or by post to the Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G” 8LU, identifying the proposal and specifying the grounds for representation.

All representations should be received not later than 13 FEBRUARY 2023 although Ministers may consider representations received after this date.”

The following is an excerpt from Fred Olsen Renewables’ website relating to the application:

Overview

Fred. Olsen Renewables Ltd has submitted proposals to the Scottish Government seeking permission to develop Scawd Law Wind Farm, on the Holylee Estate, approximately 4km north of Walkerburn. The site, which lies along two ridges, comprises a mix of heather moorland and is currently used for sheep farming.

The final proposals have evolved considerably from what we were initially considering. Our earlier plans comprised up to 12 turbines at 180m to tip, alongside associated infrastructure and battery storage. Following consultation and in response to feedback we have amended our proposals and the layout now consists of eight turbines up to 180m to tip.

In addition, we appreciate the feedback that we received regarding the initial proposed access route from the A72 to the south of the site. As a result of these comments our plans propose an access route that is west of the site at approximately 1km south of Colquhar.

We are confident that our plans for Scawd Law Wind Farm are appropriate for the local area. Combined with the substantial community benefit amounting to over £8m during the lifetime of the wind farm, we hope that Scawd Law Wind Farm can present many opportunities for the local community.

Community consultation

We have undertaken a range of consultation about our proposals. This included a series of events, online and in person. The last events were held in September 2021.

If you were unable to take part we would very much welcome the opportunity to:

Community

If consented, Scawd Law Wind Farm will provide over £8m in community benefit throughout the lifespan of the project. We have been working with the community to ensure that the community benefit can address identified local challenges such as energy consumption, fuel poverty, connectivity and improving access.

In addition to the community benefit we are offering a community ownership package of up to 5% shared revenue.

We want to hear your views on how the wind farm can continue to support your community and meet local aspirations.

Get in touch by emailing 

Clovenfords and District Community Council

10/1/2023

Christmas Services at Caddonfoot Church

You are warmly invited to join us at Caddonfoot Church through Advent and as we celebrate Christmas. Children are always welcome.
 
 
Christmas Eve Watchnight Service, Saturday 24th December 2022, 11 p.m.
 
Nine Lessons and Carols, Sunday 1st January 2023, 9.45 a.m.
Wishing you all God’s blessings for Christmas and the New Year, from all at Caddonfoot Church
 
(Painting by Catherine Bird © 2022)

Carol Singing 2022

CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE!

Clovenfords & District Community Council’s

annual Carol Singing to be held on

 

MONDAY 19 DECEMBER 2022

AT 7 PM

Outside Clovenfords Hotel

 

Come along and enjoy the festive cheer, followed by mulled wine and mince pies, as well a visit from a certain gentleman in a red suit!!

Events at Caddonfoot Hall

The Great Polish Map of Scotland
Friday 21st October at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm
A talk by Jim Barton.
Why was a scale model map of Scotland built in the grounds of a Borders hotel?
What is its connection to WW2? Where does Poland come in?
As one of the restoration group, Jim Barton will explain how the map was rediscovered and restored.
Entry £3 to include refreshments.

Wojtek, The Bear Who Went To War
Friday 2nd December at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm
A BBC DVD will be shown and Aileen Orr will invite questions following its showing.
Aileen previously spoke at the hall about her book Wojtek and her connection to the bear.
A collection of pre-loved/new Teddy Bears to be sent to Poland for Ukrainian child refugees will be made on the night.
A large new designer Teddy Bear will also be raffled in aid of her charity.
Entry £3 to include refreshments.
Any Teddy Bear that needs a new loving home will be welcome.

CLOVENFORDS CELEBRATES THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE 4 JUNE 2022 from 1 pm

Preparations are well under way for the celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The celebrations will start with a muster for the Fancy Dress Parade at 12.45 pm on Saturday 4 June 2022 outside the Hotel. There will be 3 prizes: for best homemade costume for pre-school, primary, and groups.

Andrew and Heather at Clovenfords Hotel are going to do a BBQ from 12.30 (time to be confirmed).

Thanks to the SBC Jubilee Fund, we have hired 5 games which will be free for everyone. The coaches from the Mini Maroons are organising an obstacle course and there will be a tombola and raffle. There will be a craft stall where crowns and shields can be made as well as a prize for the best decorated cake – one for over 12s and one for under 12s.

Please hand in any tombola prizes at the Hotel before Wednesday 1 June 2022.

Between 4 and 5 pm, the Duck Race will take place at the playing fields on Caddonfoot Road. A programme and duck form will be put through your door shortly so please complete your duck form and put in the box at the Hotel, together with your money (£1 per duck), by Friday 27 May 2022. Alternatively, the forms can be handed in to Mrs Davie at Clovenfords Primary School, via the pupils.

Doors open at 7.30 pm for a Ceilidh to be held at the Village Hall. Numbers are limited, so please get your tickets in advance by contacting the Hall Treasurer: or 07515797629

As ever, the success of these events depends on volunteers as well as attendees so any help given is greatly appreciated. If you can spare an hour, either to set up, during the event, or clear away, please contact Sheila Turnbull on 07484868213 or by email:

We look forward to seeing you on the day!

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2022 from 1 pm

Clovenfords & District Community Council is organising an event to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to include local community groups.  The Summer Fair, this year only, will be held on 4 June, in conjunction with the School, Village Hall, Church, Toddlers and the Hotel.

Plans are at an early stage but please note the date – further information will be posted as soon as they are formalised.  If you would like to help on the day, please contact the Community Council on

Board Games March 2022

An afternoon of Board Games at the Clovenfords Pub – Monday 14th March 1-3pm.

If you enjoy playing board games, why not come along? If it provespop ular, we can make it a monthly meeting. Chess, Backgammon, Rummikub, Mancala – bring along your favourite board game, or try something new.

Contact if you are interested, or just pop in and say hello, all are welcome.