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Scawd Law

Fred. Olsen Renewables Ltd is currently investigating the potential to develop Scawd Law Wind Farm, on the Holylee Estate approximately 4 km north of Walkerburn.

Status Development
Number of turbines Up to 12
Location 4 km north of Walkerburn in the Scottish Borders
Installed capacity 48-60


Fred. Olsen Renewables Ltd is exploring the potential 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.

We have been working closely with the local community to bring forward our proposals for Scawd Law Wind Farm.

We were initially considering a wind farm layout that comprised up to 12 turbines at 180m to tip, alongside associated infrastructure. Following consultation and in response to feedback we have amended our proposals. Based on comments received, the layout now consists of ten turbines up to 180m to tip.

Community consultation

Our virtual exhibition has launched and is accessible here.

We are holding a series of events, online and in person – and we hope you will be able to attend.


A public exhibition with pre-booked timeslots will take place:

Monday 6th September, 11 am – 7 pm

Walkerburn Public Hall, Galashiels Rd, Walkerburn, EH43 6AE

Please book your attendance time in advance by email to communities@fredolsen.co.uk or by text/calling 07435 763 900.


A live and interactive chat event will then take place on:

Tuesday 7th September, 5 pm – 7 pm.

This will be accessible here. Once you have entered the exhibition please use the chat function to engage our project team.


An outdoor drop-in event will then take place on:

Wednesday 8th September, 12 noon - 5 pm

Alexandra Park, Walkerburn


If you are unable to attend any of the events we would very much welcome the opportunity to:

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


If consented, Scawd Law Wind Farm will provide over £10m 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 communities@fredolsen.co.uk

Hillside trails

We have been exploring the potential to include mountain bike and walking trails within the wind farm development. It is intended that a planning application for the multi-use trails will be submitted to the Council on consent of the wind farm.

Prior to the submission of the wind farm application, we propose that we enter into a formal agreement with the community to provide the confidence that Scawd Law Wind Farm is committed to delivering this initiative.

We hope that this will be completed prior to our application submission later on this year.