Notes on the wind

Fountainhall Primary School Parent Council,  Stow Parish Archive;, Stow Pipe Band; and Wooplaw Community Woodland have been the latest groups to benefit from grants awarded by the Stow & Fountainhall Windfarm Community Benefit Fund.

For more details visit Or telephone Head of Community Programmes, Rachel Searle-Mbullu 0141 341 4961.

A scoping report for Girthgate Windfarm, prepared by Community Windpower Ltd., has been submitted to the Scottish Government. This plan is proposing the installation of 35 turbines 2.5 km north west of Stow.

A public exhibition for Girthgate Windfarm will be held in Stow Town Hall on Tuesday 16th October, 2pm – 7 pm and in Fountainhall Village Hall on Thursday 18th October, 10am – 12pm.

For more information see

7 Responses

  1. Vicki McGee
    Vicki McGee October 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm | | Reply

    Worth noting that the public exhibitions about Girthgate will ALSO be held at the following locations/times:

    Tuesday 16th October at Oxton Memorial Hall- 10am- 12pm


    Thursday 18th October at Lauder Public Hall- 2pm- 8pm

    (helpful for anyone who can’t get back to Stow by 7pm on the 16th!)

  2. scott galloway
    scott galloway June 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm | | Reply

    can anybody tell me who elected the members who deal with the funds recieved from the wind farm,i understand its to benefit the villages involved,but i only see it going to certain projects.wouldnt it be better if the village got cheaper energy bills,that way the whole community would benefit and not just certain people,they have similar schemes in england where the village gets cheap energy,i know i would prefer that,as im in no way benefiting from the bounty the village recieves every year from the wind farms,i also would like to know where i can view the accounts.scott galloway

  3. mn_admin
    mn_admin June 7, 2013 at 2:45 pm | | Reply

    I believe there were 4 elected members from the community. The 2 further members came from the existing Community Council. I will forward your email to Diana who may be able to clarify further. You are certainly welcome to put forward your idea.

  4. mn_admin
    mn_admin June 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm | | Reply

    More details about the various funding mechanisms available on this site here

  5. scott galloway
    scott galloway June 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm | | Reply

    thanks for replying marcus,i think if the villages involved used the funds to lower the energy bills,more new familys would move to the villages ,bringing in fresh blood to the community,i personaly would prefer lower energy bills and i think if the elected council did a pole,they would find ,most people agree with me.scott galloway

  6. scott galloway
    scott galloway August 17, 2013 at 6:41 pm | | Reply

    since my last comment on june 7th 2013,ive still had no reply to my request to view the accounts ,its now been over two months,i must say im not impressed that my comments have been ignored.i hope all involved keep prospering from the wind farm funds.scott galloway

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