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Dumfries & Galloway wind farm gets go ahead

Wind farm. Credit: PA

The Scottish Government has given the go ahead for a new wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway.

The 24 turbine Stranoch wind farm, near Glenwhilly, could produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 34,959 homes.

Economy Secretary Keith Brown granted permission for the wind farm.

Renewable energy sources generated more than 57% of gross electricity consumption in Scotland in 2015.

The growth of onshore wind in recent years has been the key factor in the expansion of renewable energy in Scotland: creating jobs, providing secure and low-carbon energy and delivering significant community benefits.

– Economy Secretary Keith Brown