Clyde Extension team “roll out the barrels” for community volunteering day

Members of the Clyde Wind Farm extension team rolled up their hi-vis sleeves to support a community volunteering day in the villages of Crawford and Elvanfoot.

The team, who were approached to help by Crawford Community Council, put their green fingers to work by planting bulbs and moving whisky barrel planters into position ahead of spring.

Molly Wilkinson, Secretary of Crawford Community Council, said: “The half whisky casks had been created especially for the Community Council however they were very heavy and moving them to all the locations in each village proved to be very difficult and time consuming for our group.

“We approached SSE and we were very grateful for the help received by the Clyde Extension team in placing the planters, which will help to make Crawford and Elvanfoot a more beautiful place. We look forward to seeing the bulbs blooming throughout the village in spring next year.”

Oliver Flattery, Senior Project Manager for the Clyde Extension, said: “As a responsible developer we are always keen to help out where possible within the communities that host our projects. Despite the rainy weather, the team had a fantastic day showing off their gardening skills and we are pleased that we were able to offer our vehicles and manpower for the benefit of the wider community.”

Since the launch of SSE's volunteering programme Be the Difference, our employees have supported more than 2,500 community projects in the UK.

The 54 turbine Clyde Extension project is currently under construction near Abington in South Lanarkshire.