High Dalrioch

SSE Renewables is assessing the potential for development of a wind farm at High Dalrioch, near Campbeltown in Argyll and Bute.

Project status

The site is located within the Argyll and Bute local authority area and the Campbeltown community council constituency.

At present it is proposed that the wind farm would comprise approximately 10 turbine with a height of approximately 180 metres to the blade tip. Each turbine would have an installed capacity of up to six megawatts (MW) which would give an anticipated installed capacity of up to 60 MW.

An application to install one met mast on the High Dalrioch site has been submitted to Argyll and Bute Council, which will allow for the detailed analysis of wind conditions and other meteorological measurements.

The Met Mast application is available to view HERE

A request for a scoping opinion from Scottish Government Ministers was submitted for the High Dalrioch Wind Farm in May 2022. The layout and scale of the proposed development is under consideration, and will be informed by survey and assessment work at the site.

A scoping opinion will allow Scottish Ministers to set out the information that should be included in an Environmental Impact Assessment report. Once this has been received, SSE Renewables will engage in a full programme of consultation with stakeholders, including neighbours and community organisations in the local area.

The request for a scoping opinion is available to view HERE

Next stage

If granted consent, a meteorological (met) mast will be constructed at the High Dalrioch site which will provide critical information on the viability of High Dalrioch as an operating site.

Representatives from SSE Renewables, and contractors working on our behalf, will conduct further survey and assessment activity ahead of receipt of the scoping opinion from Scottish Government Ministers.

Once an initial understanding of the scope and scale of the High Dalrioch project has been established, SSE Renewables will contact community organisations and other relevant stakeholders to begin an programme of engagement that will continue throughout the High Dalrioch project development.

About High Dalrioch
LocationNr Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute
OwnershipSSE
Proposed MW capacityCirca 60 MW
Status

Met Mast application submitted to Argyll and Bute Council

Scoping request submitted to Scottish Government

Contact

Jade O’Hara, Jade.ohara@sse.com