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Family Open Day at Dalry Community Wind Farm a tremendous success - 15th June

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Over 1,000 people attended Community Windpower’s Family Open Day at Dalry and Millour Hill Community Wind Farms near Dalry, in North Ayrshire on Saturday 15th June. A day of fun-filled family time and food!

The community focussed day had plenty of things to do for visitors of all ages and everyone had an opportunity to fully experience the host of free activities we had available.

Activities on the day included an outdoor climbing wall, children’s rides and carousels, face painting, circus skills, tractor and trailer rides around the wind farm, guided tours and the chance to take a look inside a wind turbine.

The event was also accompanied by an enjoyable roadshow from West FM’s Jonny Campbell and his team, keeping the crowds entertained throughout the day with fantastic music and entertainment for the kids. In addition to the local radio station, the Garnock Valley Pipes & Drums brought excellent live music which was enjoyed by all.

A variety of stands and stalls were on offer both inside and outside of the marquee with local crafts and produce as well as local charities including the 55th Ayrshire (Dalry) Scout Group, Girl Guiding Ayrshire North, Dalry Parish Boundary Trust and the RSPB.

The marquee also provided visitors with an opportunity to learn more about Dalry and Millour Hill Wind Farms, BeGreen Dalry and our work in the community. To date, these wind farms have donated over £1.6 million in community benefits.

As always, the complimentary BBQ and drinks on offer saw plenty of people throughout the day with a sizeable queue to match. Compliments to the chefs and all who helped prepare the tasty food, with the burgers and sausages supplied by the local Dalry butcher, R. Stalker & Son, and rolls from Irvine’s Bakery.

Community Windpower’s Director for Community Benefits, Diane Wood commented:

“This was one of the most enjoyable Open Days to date and thanks to the local businesses and charities who set up stalls, the activities that were available, and the families that attended. Thanks to Councillor Ian Clarkson, the Provost of North Ayrshire Council, for attending the day and enjoyed a guided tour of the wind farm by Managing Director, Rod Wood.”

Community Windpower are delighted that the day was such a success with a huge variety of stalls and activities on offer and of course, a high turnout of visitors who brought a smile. We would like to thank all those who attended and helped make the Family Open Day such a brilliant day, and we look forward to the next one!

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