The three-turbine wind-farm located near Cockburnpath, named ‘The Fishermen Three’, which began production this year is expected to raise £20 million in revenue over the next 25 years. This will be in addition to its obvious role in generating 25 million kwh each year to power nearly 6 000 homes.
£10 million will go support further community-based renewable energy projects and the remainder will be used to build 500 homes over the period in an area short of homes for young, less affluent families in the area. There are more than 61 000 second or holiday homes in Scotland. I couldn’t find figures for Berwickshire but I feel sure it is a popular area for such use.
Scottish Borders currently has a predicted shortage of 8350 homes while the Berwickshire area around Cockburnpath requires 1503.