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Fred. Olsen Renewables, has today (Thursday 9th February) announced that it will not be progressing with the development of Glenfiddich Wind Farm, located approximately 5km south of Dufftown.

Fred. Olsen Renewables had been engaging the local community about proposals to develop Glenfiddich Wind Farm since 2021. The plans would have included up to 11 turbines and battery storage, generating over 84MW of green energy and delivering over £14m in community benefit.

The developer has undertaken extensive environmental and technical assessments at the Glenfiddich site and having considered the findings of these assessments, it has confirmed that it will not be progressing with a wind farm at the site.

We are proud of the relationships we have formed in and around our operational and consented sites, and we pride ourselves on working in collaboration with communities and local businesses. Central to our success is also our pragmatic approach to site development and our ability to recognise what makes a good wind farm site.

We have undertaken a vast number of environmental and technical assessments at the Glenfiddich site. Having carefully considered the findings of these assessments, we have come to the conclusion that it is not best suited to accommodate a wind farm.

We very much appreciate the time that stakeholders and the community have taken to engage us on this project. We will continue to invest in Moray as we bring forward the construction of the recently consented Rothes III Wind Farm.

Status Development
No. of turbines 11
Location Approximately 5 km south of Dufftown in Moray
Installed capacity 82 MW


Fred. Olsen Renewables is exploring the opportunity to develop Glenfiddich Wind Farm, located within a commercial forest approximately 5 km south of Dufftown in Moray. The proposed development comprises up to 11 wind turbines, 200m in height, associated infrastructure and battery storage units.

Having undertaken a range of assessments to establish the suitability of the site, we have submitted a Scoping report to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit. This is a very early stage of the development process, which provides the opportunity for further and wider consultation on the project.

The feedback we receive throughout the consultation process, alongside the results of the technical assessments, will inform the design, the EIA Report and allow us to develop a design and further detail on turbine size, number and layout.

Public consultation

We are undertaking a range of public consultation. This includes an online exhibition accessible here.

A live and interactive chat event took place on Wednesday 25th of August. This was then followed by a by-appointment drop-in session on Thursday 26th of August at Mortlach Memorial Hall in Dufftown.

We really enjoyed meeting everyone and answering their questions.

If you were unable to attend either of these events, we would very much welcome the opportunity to:

  • Set up a discussion. Text/call 07435 763 900. The team can be on hand to discuss the plans with you, and this includes after 5pm.
  • Answer your questions via communities@fredolsen.co.uk
  • Provide additional information on memory stick. Send your request to communities@fredolsen.co.uk or text/call 07435 763 900.


We believe that Glenfiddich Wind Farm can be an asset to the local area, and we would like to start a conversation with the local community and key stakeholders about how we can develop a project that will help to support the local economy and actively contribute towards Scotland, and the UK’s, renewable energy aspirations.

Glenfiddich Wind Farm is anticipated to deliver a significant community benefit fund throughout the lifespan of the project. We will work with the local communities and help them to explore local needs and identify how the community benefit can help to address local challenges, such as reducing energy consumption, improving connectivity and addressing fuel poverty.

Our supply chain requirements provide huge economic opportunities for local businesses and there are significant employment opportunities in the construction period alone.

Please get in touch to start a conversation and share your ideas communities@fredolsen.co.uk

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