Craig Watch Wind Farm

Craig Watch Wind Farm

We first announced our interest in developing a wind farm at this site in November 2020. In March 2021 we exhibited the project at its early stages, and since then we have listened to feedback to shape the development. The number of turbines has reduced from 16 to 11, removing the most visually prominent turbines and protecting peatland habitats. Our second exhibition was held in November to provide an update on current proposals ahead of submitting an application to the Scottish Government in June 2022.

You can view our planning submission to the Scottish Government here or on the Energy Consents Unit website at (Ref. ECU00002177). Comments on the submission should be made via the Energy Consents Unit website, where instructions for phone or postal submissions can also be found.

We have set up this website to continue a conversation with the local community as the project progresses - please ask us a question on the FAQ or give us a call on 0800 772 0668 to find out more about us and the project.

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Project timeline

  • Stage 1: Site Selection (12 months)

    Extensive research to identify suitable sites: positive indicators include good wind speed and minimal environmental and technical constraints. 


  • Stage 2: Pre-Planning (6 - 12 months)

    We request the view of the Scottish Government and local Councils on the level of study required (known as "Scoping").  

  • Stage 3: Submit Planning Application, and Decision (12 months)

    An application is submitted to the Scottish Government, accompanied by a comprehensive Environmental Report showing the results of all studies undertaken.  


  • Stage 4: Construction (12 - 18 months)

    If Craig Watch is approved, construction begins at least one year after consent.


  • Stage 5: Operation (33 years)

    The turbines are managed from a regionally based maintenance team, and operations are controlled by detailed planning conditions.


  • Stage 6: Decommissioning (12 months)

    At the end of the planning period, turbines are removed. A financial bond, parent company guarantee or another financial instrument is put in place before construction starts to cover this cost.


The project team

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Kirsty Clarke
Senior Project Manager - Wind
Seumas Skinner
Community Liaison Manager

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