The Braes of Doune windfarm from Mickle Corum in the Ochil Hills. September 2015. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or

Wind farm impacts on landscape

Developers should assess the potential impacts of a wind farm proposal on Scotland’s landscapes.

View our guidance to find out how wind farms should be:

  • sited in those landscapes best able to accommodate them
  • designed to best relate to their setting and to minimise landscape and visual impacts

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See our visual representation guidance for onshore and offshore wind farm applications.

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