Scawd Law

Status: In consent

Number of turbines: Scawd Law

Location: 4 km north of Walkerburn in the Scottish Borders

Map Coordinates: : Lat 55° 39’ 45.468‘’ N Long 3° 0’ 34.884‘’W

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

The proposed development, of up to 12 turbines, is in the Scoping stage of the planning process. The Scottish Borders Council Pre Application Service was used to gain early indications of their and other statutory stakeholders views on the project and to provide clarity about the information needed for later stages of the planning process, including this Scoping Report and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report. The Scoping report provides the opportunity for further and wider consultation on the project, including with Community Councils close to the development. This consultation will also help inform the EIA Report as the project progresses through the planning process.

The Scoping Report for the project was submitted August 2020 and is published here, you will also be able to find further updates about the Development here as the project progresses.

If you have any queries about the development please email

Project Documents available to View:
Scoping Report
Project Map

January 2021: Update

FORL invite members of the public and interested stakeholders to attend our virtual public exhibitions that will illustrate the proposed twelve turbine wind farm.
As we continue to manage the threat of COVID-19 we are designing our consultation activities in order to protect others and prevent the spread of the disease.

  • Our digital public consultation exhibition will be available from 12 January and can be accessed here
    We hope that you are able to access the exhibition. However, if not, we would encourage you to:
  • Request a ring back by emailing The team is on hand to discuss the plans in further detail with you by phone/video call.
  • Submit your questions and have them answered via email.
  • Request the information to be provided on a memory stick or by hard copy. Send your request via

We are committed to taking your views on-board and would encourage you to use the virtual consultation room which will be available from 12 January 2021 and browse through the materials available.

Virtual exhibition

Community Benefit

Fred. Olsen Renewables are committed to sharing the benefits of their operational wind farms with local communities. One way they do this is through community benefit funds.

The existing operational Crystal Rig Wind Farms Community Benefit Funds have already made available nearly £1.2 million to communities in the Borders Council area.

The funds are administered by local organisations for the benefit of the local community and can be used to benefit the local environment, amenities or tourism.