Sandy Knowe

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The site at Sandy Knowe is located in a previously industrialised landscape and has very good wind resource with average wind speeds of eight metres per second.


Burcote Wind submitted its application for a 30 turbine wind farm in Upper Nithsdale to the Scottish Government on 6th December 2012.


Upper Nithsdale, 5km south-west of Kirkconnel, 7km east of New Cumnock, 9km west of Sanquhar.

Number of homes powered:

50,000 - 73% of all the homes in Dumfries and Galloway or 93% of East Ayrshire homes

Visit the Sandy Knowe project website here 

Contact Us


Burcote Wind Limited
15 Pitreavie Court,
Queensferry Road,
KY11 8UU

Tel: 01383 749645