THIS week’s delivery of a wind turbine blade to Pines Burn Wind Farm which was due to have taken place on Tuesday November 14 will instead take place today Friday November 17.

The postponement was due to vandalism to tyres of an industrial vehicle whilst it was parked in a layby just south of Selkirk.

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Weather permitting, the convoy will leave the layby at 9.30am and travel south on the A7 arriving at Hawick between 10.30am and 11.30am,

The transport of the turbine components will be carried out by experienced hauliers using extremely specialist vehicles that travel at low speeds on certain routes. 

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These vehicles are able to lift and tilt the long components where necessary to avoid trees, lamp posts, road signs and to negotiate bends and road undulations.

Due to the size of the turbine components they are classified as abnormal loads and must be escorted by specially trained Police Scotland officers.

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The journey to the site should take around six hours,

For up to date information check Pines Burn Wind Farm facebook page