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EDF Renewables is developing a proposal for a wind farm close to the operational Fallago Rig wind farm in the Lammermuir Hills.





Dunside wind farm is at an early stage in the development process and the detailed design will be undertaken alongside forthcoming environmental studies. It is expected that an application will be submitted to the Scottish Government in 2023.


Set in moorland in the Lammermuir Hills, once completed, Dunside wind farm will generate around 100MW of low carbon electricity along with significant funds to be invested in projects throughout the Scottish Borders.

EDF Renewables UK is currently initiating the pre-application phase of work by commissioning detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies to guide the project’s design. Specialists will carry out a range of studies over the course of the year to inform the overall shape of the proposed wind farm. This will include ecology, ornithology, landscape architecture, hydrology, archaeology and noise to provide guidance to the developing project design to ensure than impacts upon environmental, recreational and residential sensitivities can be avoided and minimised.

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There will be opportunities for those interested in the project, to learn more and to share their views and ideas throughout the year. Information about the project including times and locations of public exhibitions, will be published here on the Dunside Wind Farm website and advertised in local media.

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Set in moorland in the Lammermuir Hills, once completed, Dunside Wind Farm will generate around 100MW of low carbon electricity along with significant funds to be invested in projects throughout the Scottish Borders.

EDF Renewables UK is currently initiating the pre-application phase of work by commissioning detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies to guide the project’s design. Specialists will carry out a range of studies over the course of the year to inform the overall shape of the proposed wind farm. This will include ecology, ornithology, landscape architecture, hydrology, archaeology and noise to provide guidance to the developing project design to ensure than impacts upon environmental, recreational and residential sensitivities can be avoided and minimised.


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There will be opportunities for those interested in the project to learn more and to share their views and ideas throughout the year. Information about the project including times and locations of public exhibitions will be published here on the Dunside Wind Farm website and advertised in local media.

learn more

Dunside wind farm aims to be recognised as a force for good ~ generating renewable energy; empowering local communities and supporting Scotland’s net zero carbon targets.


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location :

The site is located within the Lammermuir Hills, within the administrative boundary of Scottish Borders Council. It is adjacent to the Fallago Rig wind farm, on the eastern side.

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current stage :

An EIA scoping request has been made to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit to agree a suitable scope and approach to the EIA.


The scoping exercise draws upon the expertise and local knowledge of a range of consultees including NatureScot, SEPA, Historic Environment Scotland, local authorities and community councils, who are invited to provide feedback on the proposed approach to environmental assessment and topics to be included.  

The scoping request is accompanied by a Scoping Report. This sets out a proposed EIA scope which consultees will comment on. It describes the maximum parameters of the wind farm under consideration at this early stage in the project’s development. It is envisaged that a maximum of 20 turbines may be proposed and turbines of up to 260m to blade tip (170m to hub) are being considered. The number and size of turbines that will be proposed in the final application will be refined in light of environmental surveys and landscape design work as well as feedback from public exhibitions and stakeholder consultation that will be undertaken throughout 2022.