Borders wind farms fact file

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z 29 – number of businesses in the Teviot Valleys Special Landscape Area which responded from 45 surveyed – a return rate of 64 per cent

z 164 – number of full-time equivalent jobs in accommodation businesses in the area surveyed

z 90 per cent – number who said the special landscape status would help them in marketing

z 90 per cent – number who said they used the scenery to promote their businesses

z 7 per cent – number who said they weren’t interested in linking with others to promote the Teviot Valleys. 48 per cent said yes and 45 per cent said maybe

z 76 per cent – said Soutra-sized wind turbines in or around the area would be unhelpful to their businesses. 24 per cent said it wasn’t a consideration. Nobody said they would help

z 69 per cent – said turbines would not be helpful in persuading people to come back to the area. 32 per cent said turbines wouldn’t be a consideration. Nobody said they would help

z 52 per cent – said customers had told them turbines would detract from the local scenery