Giant's Burn Wind Farm

About Giant's Burn Wind Farm

Giant's Burn Wind Farm is a proposed new wind farm located approximately 2.1km to the north-west of Dunoon and 1.5km south-west of Sandbank within the Argyll and Bute Council Area.

The proposal for Giant's Burn Wind Farm is at an early stage and currently consists of up to 9 turbines with a maximum blade tip height of up to 200 metres. To maximise the potential of the green energy produced by any future development battery storage is also being considered within the proposal.

The first exhibitions, held online and in person, ran from 15 April to 5 May 2024.  Around 400 people attended the events in Innellan, Dunoon, Kilmun and Cove. We'd like to thank everyone who provided feedback either at the events or online or through the postal feedback form. 

This website will provide information and updates about the project as it develops, as well as providing you with the opportunity to ask questions and give your views. We are currently holding our first series of public exhibitions which you can access via the link above. 

Giant's Burn location plan

A Scoping Request was submitted to the Scottish Government in February 2024. During this stage of the project we gather the views of key stakeholders on our proposals and the range of studies to be included within the documents of any future planning application. 

You can view the scoping request on the Energy Consents website (ref. ECU00005007) or in the Project Documents section of this website.

We are expecting to hold the second round this Autumn/Winter 2024, ahead of  submitting an application.  We currently expect to submit an application in the Winter/Spring 2025. 

Contact the Project Team

In the meantime, and throughout the project, you can let us know your views and ideas or ask us a question via the Get in Touch page.  A member of the project team will get back in touch with you.


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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, Argyll and Bute Council and other statutory and non-statutory bodies on the level of study required (known as "Scoping"). 


  • Stage 3: Submit Planning Application, and Decision (12 - 24 months)

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

  • Stage 4: Construction (12 - 18 months)

    If Giant's Burn is approved, construction begins at least one year after consent.

    Construction typically takes 12-18 months and planning conditions are used to manage elements of construction.

  • Stage 5: Operation (c.50 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 or an option could be taken to repower the project. Financial provision, is put in place before construction starts to cover this cost.

The project team

Iain Robertson
Head of Development Services
Ruth Semple
Community Liaison Manager

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