Fallago Rig Windfarm
2012 saw the installation of a 48 turbine windfarm on the moors of Roxburghe Estates.
The 48 turbine 144 Mw windfarm situated in a remote site in the Lammermuir Hills is one of the most efficient windfarms in the UK. Operated by EDF Energy Renewables, electricity feeds into the National Grid through an existing 400 kV power line which crosses the site.
Output from the windfarm is sufficient to power 80,000 homes and achieves an estimated carbon saving of 159,000 tonnes per annum.
Roxburghe Estates and EDF ER jointly contribute £240k per annum to the Fallago Environment Fund to support worthwhile environmental projects throughout the Scottish Borders and part of East Lothian. This innovative scheme is managed independently by Tweed Forum and since its inception in 2014 over £900k has been invested in some 53 projects.
Projects are chosen for their contribution to supporting local rural communities (funding some of our excellent local organisations), helping preserve and enhance our special landscapes and biodiversity, preserving and telling the story of our heritage and enhancing the Scottish Borders as a tourism destination.
To find out more about the Fallago Environment Fund please go to the Tweed Forum WebsiteFallago Fund Newsletter