Positive progress has been made with plans for 50 wind turbines to be installed at the South kyle Wind Farm.

Latest figures from the team show that 45 of the planned 50 turbines have now been installed, after what was a long winter for them.

The milestone of the first turbine being installed was reached back in June, and there has been significant progress since then.

The 240MW renewable energy project is currently being constructed between New Cumnock and Dalmellington in East Ayrshire and Carsphairn in Dumfries and Galloway.

All major turbine components have now been delivered to site - 450 individual abnormal loads in all.

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South Kyle is Vattenfall’s largest onshore development in the UK. With a capacity of 240MW, it will generate enough electricity to meet the demand of approximately 170,000 UK homes annually say the firm.

Once complete, it will also hope to generate a fund for local communities worth an estimated £38million over 25 years.

A Vattenfall spokesperson said:"Following installation, a process of energisation and commissioning is required, plus testing and inspections before the whole wind farm can be fully tested, commissioned and completed. We'll keep you updated on progress.

"Meanwhile, restoration works across site continue with borrow pits (used to extract stone for roads and foundations) being restored and replanted. Peat restoration is also well underway, and this year will see tree planting progress (including many native broad leaf species).

"Off-site, the structure and delivery mechanisms of the South Kyle Community Investment Fund are being finalised and we look forward to sharing more information with local communities this spring."