Wind farms’ money blows high school way

Fergus Murray, Kath Lothian, Susanne McEwan and PE teacher Rob who have worked on funding application and been awarded money by Black Hill windfarm and Lammermuir Community Fund to improve the fitness suite at Berwickshire High School
Fergus Murray, Kath Lothian, Susanne McEwan and PE teacher Rob who have worked on funding application and been awarded money by Black Hill windfarm and Lammermuir Community Fund to improve the fitness suite at Berwickshire High School

Financial contributions from two Lammermuir wind farms are helping to equip Berwickshire High School’s PE department and fitness suite.

Black Hill wind farm is supporting the Duns school to the tune of £5,000, and Lammermuir Community Fund is giving it £3,000.

The school’s parent council took on the challenge of raising £14,000 to replace and enhance PE equipment and sports items, and the contribution by the wind farms has taken it a long way towards achieving its goal.

Parent council member Kath Lothian said: “This is a continuing campaign, and we are working hard to continue sourcing funding to complete our project for the benefit of all pupils of Berwickshire High School.”

Kath Lothian and fellow parent council member Douglas Archibald have worked with the school’s head of health and wellbeing, Rob Harvey, on the project, and pupils Amy Clark, Susanna McEwen, Barnaby Bevan and Fergus Murray were responsible for making the successful presentation to Lammermuir Community Fund.

“The award of the funding by Black Hill wind farm and Lammermuir Community Fund is very much appreciated,” added Kath.

“Everyone would like to thank the wind farms very much indeed.”