WilloWind's Information Day

The project at Gass Farm, is located approximately 8km north east of Glenluce and 12 km west of Newton Stewart in Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway.

If consented the development would consist of nine turbines, each with a maximum height (to blade tip) of 126.5m and an installed capacity of up to 2.3MW.

The application, with a potential overall capacity of 20.7 MW, was submitted to Dumfries & Galloway Councilin November last year.

The construction of WilloWind Gass Wind Farm will represent an investment in equipment and services totalling in excess of £20million, a significant portion of which could be directly contracted with local companies and create employment opportunities for the local community. Ahead of operation, we will be entering into a number of contractual arrangements for the provision of services (operation, maintenance and others), which will have the potential to inject in excess of £100k per year into the local economy over the lifetime of the wind farm. We would welcome any local business who would like to learn more about opportunities to work with WilloWind throughout the various stages of the development to come along to the event.

WilloWind are delighted to be hosted by Dumfries & Galloway College in holding this event, and will be joined by both the Dumfries & Galloway and Wigtownshire Chambers of Commerce as we look to begin a dialogue with local companies. We are also keen to promote relationships between the communities local to our site (Glenluce,New Luce and Kirkcowan) and wider stakeholders such as the Chambers of Commerce and the College.

WilloWind have been in discussions with the local communities regarding a community benefit agreement, which would provide approximately £100,000 per year in community benefit to be
administered by the communities themselves.
Should a consent be granted any partnership would then be formalisedwith a legal agreement.

In order to meet the key challenges facing the area, any funding would however, be divided into two separate tranches, with 50% to be ringfenced for three key themes, as identified by WilloWind in consultation with the communities and wider stakeholders:

●Improving access to education and skills training

●Improving employment and business growth

●Improving tourism and recreation

The remaining 50% would be a discretionary tranche, over which the communities would have complete authority to fund local projects.

We believe that Gass Wind Farm provides an opportunity for the local communities to create a genuine and sustainable legacy, and that by facilitating relationships with other key local
stakeholders and organisations involved in the above themes, we can help to provide tangible social and economic benefit to the local communities and wider region.

WilloWind would now welcome interested parties to come along and learn more about the significant community and economic benefits of Gass Wind Farm. For more information on the project you can visit our website www.willowindenergy.com/Gass-Wind-Farm

Interested parties should contact Clarke Heron, on 0141 212 7222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to attend on the day.