Wind farm to breeze in with exhibit

A SERIES of public exhibitions are to take place as part of a consultation over a Midlothian wind farm proposal.

The renewable energy developer Wind Prospect aims to build the wind farm at Mount Lothian on the Penicuik Estate.

The site is said to have a high average wind speed of 7.5 metres per second and would generate up to 58,000 megawatt hours of electricity per year, enough to power 14,000 homes.

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Wind Prospect is holding three exhibitions next week – on July 3 at Howgate Village Hall, July 4 at Eddleston Village Hall and July 5 at Penicuik Town Hall. Doors are open at each between 3pm and 7.30pm.

Development manager Karen Thorburn said: “These exhibitions are one element of a much broader programme of engagement we are currently undertaking with the local community.”