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 or on the Scottish Government Energy Consents website at under application reference ECU00002111.

Any representations to the application may be submitted via the Energy Consents Unit website at; 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:


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:


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