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Rothes III

Scottish Ministers have approved our application to extend Rothes Wind Farm in Moray. The plans, for an additional 28 turbines, will bring the total number of turbines at the site to 68 and deliver over 100MW of additional electricity.

Type Wind
Status Development
No. of turbines 28
Location Nr Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8SN


Rothes Wind Farm is located approximately 4km west of Rothes and first became operational in 2005. The wind farm originally consisted of 22 turbines and was extended in 2012. It currently generates 92MW and allowing the development of Rothes III will bring the total capacity at the site to over 190MW. 

Community fund

The project has delivered over £1m in community benefit funds to groups in the area and the new plans will see more than £500,000 distributed annually locally – over £17.5m throughout the lifetime of the project.