Children celebrate new play park thanks to wind farm development1st Feb 2017

Children living in a small Scottish community close to the site of a wind farm development are guaranteed many hours of fun after the opening of a new play park.



The park has been constructed in the village of Crawford, with help from local youngsters who contributed ideas about the types of play equipment they would like.

Crawford is close to the site of the Clyde wind farm, which is currently undergoing an extension that will make it one of Europe’s largest.

The 54-turbine wind farm is being constructed by Jones Bros as part of a joint venture with the project’s civil contractor Balfour Beatty on behalf of SSE, one of the UK’s biggest power generators.

The play park, officially opened in June, 2016, was built following a £197,609 grant from the SSE Clyde Wind Farm local communities fund.

Clyde Extension could contribute as much as £121m to the Scottish economy during the construction phase and is expected, on average, to support around 500 jobs in Scotland through supply chain contracts.