Wind blows cold for Banks… brrrrrrr!

Loch Lomond

A proposed wind farm in the heart of Scotland has been put on the back burner today by Banks Renewables, the same developer behind plans for the Thornton Moor Windfarm, amid revelations that the site is not windy enough!


The 10 turbines proposed for Ard Ghoath would be 115 metres tall and located next to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, North East of Glasgow. Our sister action group, Endrick Valley Action Group (EVAG) have published a letter sent to local council members by Banks Renewables informing them that they are postponing the full planning application for the wind farm which was meant to be submitted in June 2012.


Banks erected a 60m wind mast in the area late last year, the mast being the same size as the one proposed for Thornton Moor. However, in only 3 months, the data collected by the wind mast has shown "much lower average wind speeds than expected by the (Banks) team."

Please click here to read the letter on the EVAG Facebook page.

1 comment on this post.
  1. Young Mary:

    Just because, overall, Scotland may well be the windiest place in Europe, that does not mean to say that every place in Scotland is windy!

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