Welcome to our dedicated website for Appin Wind Farm


We have created this website earlier than usual in our engagement process, to provide a way for the public to easily access information and contact us with any project questions or queries.

The proposed Appin Wind Farm is located in Dumfries and Galloway, approximately 12.5km to the west of Thornhill and 7km north west of the village of Moniaive.

A Scoping Request has been submitted to the Scottish Government to consider the potential of up to 25 turbines, with a maximum blade tip height of up to 230m and an installed capacity of over 50MW. If the project is consented, we will be able to provide more households with carbon free electricity, heat and transport in the future, helping Scotland to meet our Net Zero emissions target by 2045.

You can view the Scoping Request documents here or find out more about the project by taking time to read our FAQ's or by asking us a question.

The details of the project submitted to planning in the future will be determined through ongoing environmental studies and consultation with communities. There will be several opportunities to view plans and provide your comments during the development stage to help shape the final design. You can submit your initial feedback using the form below.

We aim to hold future public exhibitions in person to hear your views first hand. We continue to follow all Scottish Government advice in relation to Covid-19. In the meantime this website will be updated regularly to keep you informed about how the project may be changing as it progresses and to continue a conversation with the local community. You can also find out more about our development team and Statkraft in the UK through this website.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the project which you can do by filling in the feedback form.


We have created this website earlier than usual in our engagement process, to provide a way for the public to easily access information and contact us with any project questions or queries.

The proposed Appin Wind Farm is located in Dumfries and Galloway, approximately 12.5km to the west of Thornhill and 7km north west of the village of Moniaive.

A Scoping Request has been submitted to the Scottish Government to consider the potential of up to 25 turbines, with a maximum blade tip height of up to 230m and an installed capacity of over 50MW. If the project is consented, we will be able to provide more households with carbon free electricity, heat and transport in the future, helping Scotland to meet our Net Zero emissions target by 2045.

You can view the Scoping Request documents here or find out more about the project by taking time to read our FAQ's or by asking us a question.

The details of the project submitted to planning in the future will be determined through ongoing environmental studies and consultation with communities. There will be several opportunities to view plans and provide your comments during the development stage to help shape the final design. You can submit your initial feedback using the form below.

We aim to hold future public exhibitions in person to hear your views first hand. We continue to follow all Scottish Government advice in relation to Covid-19. In the meantime this website will be updated regularly to keep you informed about how the project may be changing as it progresses and to continue a conversation with the local community. You can also find out more about our development team and Statkraft in the UK through this website.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the project which you can do by filling in the feedback form.

  • Appin Wind Farm submitted for Scoping

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    We are pleased to have submitted a Scoping Request to the Scottish Government to progress our proposal for Appin Wind Farm, located approximately 12.5km to the west of Thornhill, 7km north-west of the village of Moniaive, to the site boundary, in Dumfries and Galloway.

    The proposals are at an early stage of the design process and the Scoping Request to the Scottish Government seeks to help shape our continued investigations and assessment of this proposal including receiving early feedback from the local community and consultees.

    At this stage we believe there is potential for up to 25 turbines, with tip heights of up to 230m and with an overall capacity exceeding 50MW. The proposals may change or reduce in scale as feedback is received from the local community, statutory consultees and as our environmental consultants progress their studies.

    We have a history of engaging with the community throughout our projects such as the local projects of Windy Rig and Twentyshilling Hill Wind Farm. We have set up the project website earlier than usual to provide information about the project and are happy to meet with communities in person to hear their views first hand. There will be several opportunities for local residents to provide their feedback during the development period of the project.

    We are keen to bring meaningful benefits to local communities. Statkraft is committed to offering £5,000 per MW of installed capacity in community benefit funding. Furthermore, if there is interest shown from within the community, we are keen to bring forward opportunities for shared ownership.

    We believe we are the only wind farm developer that has pledge to commission feasibility studies to assess the potential to bring improved access to broadband as part of our new projects.

    We welcome the opportunity to speak with local residents and community groups to outline our proposals in more detail, introduce some of the team and receive any early feedback.

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Page last updated: 25 Apr 2022, 10:24 AM