Wind farm cash plea

A CALL has been made for Galashiels to cash in on community funding available from wind farm projects.

Galashiels councillor Bill White said he was “astonished” by how much small nearby villages have benefited from surrounding renewable energy sites.

In particular, he noted Stow, who receive a combined total of £63,000 per year from Toddleburn and Longpark wind farms.

Councillor White said: “I think Galashiels is in a good position to say ‘We are entitled to funding’.”