Hadyard Hill Extension Exhibitions

High Tralorg, near Girvan

High Tralorg, near Girvan

SSE are holding their second round of exhibitions  in Barr, Dailly and Crosshill with details of the revised proposal for their Extension to Hadyard Hill. 31 turbines are envisaged and the developer states that the turbines and associated infrastructure will be located along an undulating ridge to the north east of the existing development. The site boundary extends across the hill road from the Cloyntie crossroads to Nick o’ the Balloch, which is also designated as part of National Cycle Route 7. In the original proposal several turbines were visible from Straiton, each turbine was 126.5m high with an output of 3MW. If you can manage to attend, please do so and leave your comments on the form provided.

Wednesday 4th March
Barr Community Hall 3pm – 8pm

Thursday 5th March
Dailly Community Centre 10am – 2pm
Crosshill Community Centre 3.30pm – 7.30pm

You might be interested to read that Hadyard Hill wind farm has received £6.5 million in constraints payments, click here to read the full story reported in Carrick Today.

Thank you and our submission

Linfairn Addendum pic

Thank you again for all your support; at the recent Soup and Sweet and for responding in your thousands to the original Linfairn Wind Farm Proposal and the Addendum. To read our submission please click here. There are 17 Chapters plus Appendices but you can just open the Chapter or Chapters which are of particular interest to you, or just read the conclusion if you are really pressed for time.

We do hope you will find some time to read through parts of it, in particular the Chapter on Shadow Flicker which is particularly significant. We are fortunate to have an expert software developer who has assisted us by applying for a software licence and using this specialist software to demonstrate that Shadow Flicker results should not be limited to 10 times the rotor diameter. When turbines are located south of homes, and especially on high ground, Shadow Flicker has the potential to affect properties much further afield.

The rain didn’t dampen our spirits

guestsSome seriously delicious soups and sweets were polished off on a wet Sunday afternoon, the weather may have been dreich but the Soup and Sweet was anything but. Over 70 folk enjoyed warming soup, a scrumptious pudding rounded off with tea or coffee. Our famous Straiton raffle did not disappoint with loads of prizes – a surprising amount involving alcohol! In addition each table was graced with a beautiful potted primrose which the person with the lucky seat took home with them.



Lala (on the right) handing over the Objection and Petition from Save Straiton for Scotland to Ms Anderson at the Consents Unit

Our Chair, Lalage Burchall-Nolan, gave an update on the situation to date as well as heartfelt thanks to all the soup and sweet makers and those helping in the background. In her hand was SSfS’s Objection to the Linfairn Wind Farm Addendum which has been submitted to the Consents Unit. She also mentioned that two thirds of all wind farm objections received by the Scottish Government in 2014 were for Linfairn – a staggering fact and shows just how much people care about protecting this area.
If you wish to read our full objection we will be uploading it in the very near future.

Just over £1,250 was raised which is a massive help to the campaign. PNE Wind are expected to put forward their proposal for Knockskae wind farm in the Spring and we intend to employ experts to inform our detailed Objection to their proposal which we believe is in an inappropriate location for a development of this size and scale.


The tempting array of sweets which tasted as good as they looked

Thank you to all those who helped organise, made soups and sweets, laid out the tables, donated prizes, and assisted in the success of the afternoon. And a big thank you to all those who came and supported the event.

Keep the Date for Soup and Sweet


Join us on Sunday 22nd February, 1pm – 3.30pm at the McCandlish Hall in Straiton for a tasty bowl of soup and a scrumptious sweet.

As well as delicious offerings we’ll be giving an update on the current wind farm applications plus they’ll be another opportunity to purchase one of James Fullarton’s beautiful prints – a great Mother’s Day gift or birthday present. We’ll also have a selection of small paintings and cards and a great raffle!


Donations of £5 per adult and £2.50 per child would be greatly appreciated. Look forward to seeing you there.