We are assessing the potential for the development of a wind farm at Brown Rig, near Crosslee in the Scottish Borders.

The layout and scale of the proposed development is under consideration, and will be informed by survey and assessment work at the site. The site is located within the Scottish Borders local authority area and the Ettrick and Yarrow Valley community council constituency.

At present it is proposed that the wind farm would comprise approximately 20 turbines with a height of approximately 200 metres to the blade tip. Each turbine would have an installed capacity of around six megawatts (MW) which would give an anticipated installed capacity of around 120 MW.

Current number of proposed turbines
Anticipated installed generation capacity

Project status

We have received a scoping opinion from the Scottish Government, which sets out the information that should be included in an Environmental Impact Assessment report. As part of this process, a full programme of consultation with stakeholders, including neighbours and community organisations in the Ettrick and Yarrow valley will take place.

Next stage

A meteorological (met) mast was erected at the Brown Rig site on 7th September 2023. This will provide critical information on the viability of the site.

Representatives from SSE Renewables, and contractors working on our behalf, will continue survey and assessment activity on site over the coming months.

Once an initial understanding of the scope and scale of the Brown Rig project has been established, we will contact community organisations and other relevant stakeholders to begin a programme of engagement that will continue throughout the Brown Rig project development.

Contact us

If you have any queries or wish to speak with the project team, please contact:

Corinna Scholes

Email:  [email protected]