A post-Christmas 2016 amble through the hills around Coulter reservoir near Biggar. The Clyde Wind Farm is encroaching towards Culter itself, but some views are still turbine free.
All along the 30 metre wide tracks are newly erected turbine towers with Siemens site offices and hired plant. In time, the tracks and the turbines will become less obtrusive as the heavy plant is removed and the vegetation returns.
These generators are ready to be lifted in place. The sound of a diesel generator, perhaps temporariy powering tower-top lights for civil aviation requirements seemed somewhat out of place in the context of an electrical grid connected network.
The town of Biggar in the background. The steep ground held onto some snow. The winter so far has been dry with few storms and mostly mild air. This snow is a legacy from 'Storm Conor'.