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Beinn an Tuirc Windfarm Phase 3

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Beinn an Tuirc Windfarm Phase 3 Project Details


Approximately 7.5 kilometres north of Campbeltown on the Kintyre peninsula


The planning application was submitted to Argyll and Bute Council in November 2015. View details of the application.  

A document comprising Additional Environmental Information was then submitted on 19th December.

Planning approval received from Argyll and Bute Council, 22nd February 2017.  

No. Turbines

17 turbines with a maximum height of 126 metres from the base to the tip of the blade at its highest point and 1 turbine with a maximum height to blade tip of 106m from the base.

Operating Capacity

Up to 50 megawatts

Project History

We have operated Beinn an Tuirc Windfarm since 2001, with the site’s 45 turbines generating up to 30 megawatts power. Construction of Beinn an Tuirc Windfarm Phase 2 increased the number of turbines on site to 64, with a total generating capacity of up to 73.4 megawatts.

We identified an area to the south of these windfarms as a location suitable for a further extension. This area is within a ‘broad area for search’ for windfarm development, as identified by Argyll and Bute Council. This project is called Beinn an Tuirc Windfarm Phase 3.

Community Consultation 

We visited local communities in July 2013 to introduce our proposals and again in February 2014 and March 2014 to provide a further update. The feedback received through consultation, along with data obtained through extensive environmental survey work has helped to shaped the final design of the windfarm.


As responsible developers of renewable energy, we strive to be good neighbours in all aspects of our work. We are committed to Argyll and Bute and to maximising opportunities for local communities to benefit from our projects.

SPR’s operational windfarms have contributed more than £22 million of support towards community initiatives across the UK, with their existing local windfarms (Cruach Mhor, Clachan Flats and Beinn an Tuirc) contributing almost £1.3 million of support to Argyll & Bute communities. The flexible approach adopted by SPR has empowered local communities to decide what the community benefit is spent on. This has resulted in a fantastic diversity of projects being delivered from improving local amenities including town halls, cinemas and local youth clubs, to supporting work experience places, educational workshops and much more.

Beinn an Tuirc Windfarm Phase 3 will further increase the funds available.

SPR has worked with Argyll & Bute Council and ALIenergy (Argyll, Lomond & the Islands Energy Agency) to support educational work with schools and communities across the region for many years and since 2015, 40% of the Beinn an Tuirc Windfarm Phase 2 (BaT2) community benefit package has been committed to building upon this valuable work. The regional portion of the BaT2 fund will be available for regional initiatives throughout the lifetime of the windfarm and SPR will continue to work with Argyll & Bute Council to identify initiatives that will deliver real benefits throughout Argyll & Bute.

As an active member of Argyll and Bute Renewable Alliance (ABRA), we are working with Argyll and Bute Council and local stakeholders to ensure that renewable energy boosts the local economy and creates opportunities for local people.


The Project Team can be contacted directly by email.

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