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21,800 homes that won’t benefit from renewable electricity: Mochrum fell Windfarm – Refused Planning

I am saddened to report that he Scottish Government has refused planning on the 29.4MW Mochrum Fell Windfarm that would have supplied renewable power to 21,800 homes in Dumfries and Galloway. As one of the landowners upon whose ground the windfarm was to be sited, I am not purely objective in my views, but then it would appear nor may be the Reporter appointed by Ministers to dictate the fate of this sustainable venture. By way of background, the scheme was approved in 2016 with no material considerations for refusal,…

Barwhillanty Blog… Lifting out of Lockdown

Where did the whirlwind start to 2021 go? Last time I wrote, optimism was a plenty for a prosperous New Year, yet lockdown laid law again and here we are…

Barwhillanty Blog… Bah Humbug!

It’s certainly been a challenging year for us here at Barwhillanty Estate, but we have not let the hurdles hold us back and remain optimistic for a prosperous 2021. It…

Mochrum Fell Windfarm – Public Consultation

The proposed windfarm on Mochrum Fell is currently undergoing public consultation. The scheme which is already approved, detail of which can be found in earlier posts, is seeking to increase…

Barwhillanty Blog… Lockdown life!

Lockdown life here at Barwhillanty Estate has been busy… the restrictions have inspired innovation and opportunity in some areas of our business, whilst we have continued carefully in others.

The End Game – 4th October 2020

Coming to the end of the Scottish season for outdoor events in and around Loch Ken, round off Endurance Autumn with the “End Game”

Barwhillanty Blog… ‘tis the season to get outdoors!

I am delighted to have collaborated with Katie Myers at Mainland Aggregates to bring you some encouraging insights into the health benefits of being outdoors, so it’s time to don your hats and gloves...

Barwhillanty Blog… Happy, healthy holidays!

Healthy, wholesome, holistic living is the ethos of Barwhillanty, echoed in our Raw and Wild retreats, aiming to educate through our example of sustainable living, incorporating physical and mental wellbeing.

Barwhillanty Blog… to blossom and bloom

Welcome spring in full blossom and unprecedented bloom, from fabulous flowers in the garden to the arrival of our beautiful baby girl on 18th May.

David Rankin joins the team

David Rankin has joined the team as our new “Keeper / Wildlife Ranger”. David has been a professional gamekeeper, stalker and fishery manager on a number of well-established Highland estates.…

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