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Middle Muir

Local authority: South Lanarkshire Council
Site status: Fully operational
Number of turbines: 15
Tip Height: From 136m up to 149.9m
Electricity generation capacity: Up to c3.4MW per turbine. Up to c51MW in total
Lifetime of wind farm: 25 years plus 2 years for construction and decommissioning

Middle Muir was granted planning permission by the Scottish Government Energy Consents and Deployment Unit, as was, in September 2014. Enabling works started in August 2016 and the main construction work for the wind farm began in April 2017. Construction work was completed in December 2018 and the wind farm is now fully operational.

Throughout the construction and site investigation phases we were fully committed to maximising local resources and expertise and wherever possible, appointed local companies to undertake the work.

See the Middle Muir News section for more information on local suppliers who we have used. This is a key commitment which has been set out in the Connect2Renewables charter.

Benefits of Middle Muir Wind Farm

£ 255000 255,000


Guaranteed Community Fund per annum

£ 6.37


Community funds available over the lifetime of the project

£ 127500 127,500


Contributed into the employment and training initiative in partnership Connect2Renewables with South Lanarkshire Council

Benefits continued

Middle Muir Wind Farm guarantees the local community the following benefits:

  • Community Fund of up to £255,000 per annum
  • Up to £6.37million over the life time of the wind farm project
  • Banks Renewables has contributed 50% of the annual community benefit fund (£127,500) into the employment and training initiative in partnership with SLC. This Fund will last for five years totalling £637,500 this will help create jobs, apprenticeships, training and grants for local communities
  • The opportunity to create local community trusts or bodies to develop and then deliver local action plans using the guaranteed long term funding
  • A guarantee from Banks Renewables that a minimum percentage of the total construction cost of Middle Muir Wind Farm will be directed through local companies
  • The project will support and generate habitat improvements to The Red Moss bog near Douglas, which is internationally recognized as one of Europe’s rarest and most threatened habitats

Lifetime extension

Banks Renewables is planning to submit an application to extend the lifetime of our Kype Muir Wind Farm for up to 15 years. Life extensions allow these projects to remain operational for longer, under the same conditions as they operate today.

To find out about the benefits of extending the life of Kype Muir Wind Farm by 15 years click here.


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