Appeal to reverse decision of Scottish Border Council;
Appeal being made to Scottish Border Council to reverse previous decision;
Chief Planning officer
Please ask for:
1st October 2015
WINDY EDGE WIND FARM application is now active (correction inactive) Reference: 13/00789/FUL
please email your objections to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or write to: John Hiscox, Planning Officer, Council HQ, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 0SA. Anyone can object to this, wherever you live!
Hermitage Action Group
Scottish Borders Council contacts:
Windy Edge wind farm scheme rejected
29 June 2015 BBC
From the section South Scotland
Councillors have refused plans for a wind farm south of Hawick due to concerns over its landscape impact.
Infinis UK wanted to put up nine turbines in the Windy Edge project north of Hermitage Castle.
The project had attracted more than 300 letters of opposition, along with more than 100 in support of the scheme.
Planning officials recommended refusal, saying it would be “incongruous and anachronistic”. Councillors voted by six to two to reject the proposals.
Supporters of the scheme claimed the turbines would have less of an impact on the landscape than forestry, and that it would help combat climate change.
Opponents believed there would be adverse visual impacts on areas like Hermitage Castle and the wider landscape.
Here is an email link to voice what you think about Infinis putting wind turbines on Hermitage Castle Hill. http://www.infinis.com/contact-us/main-contacts/
Mark 10/29/2013 and 11/1/2013
Though the Elliot Clan, does not seem to know where Braidley is;
the Armstrong Clan sure does;
Hermitage Action Group (HAG)
Save Hermitage Castle’s Iconic Landscape
Elwald of the region in 1516;
Elwald of the region in 1541;
Another reference to above;
Feel that for Mosspatrickhoopswyne?; it could be a variant of MakPatrikhope/MacPatrickhope. Where “Mac Patrick” means; “son of” and “hope” means “valley”. It should be noted that the land of Archibald Douglas V earl of Angus, known as; “Bell the Cat”, transferred his land to Boswell, a Patrick Hepburn, and is is felt that this valley first known as MacPatrickhope was named after the son of Patrick Hepburn. It latter became known as “Broadleehope”, which means; “on the leeward side the valley is broad”, and by looking at contours it shows it to be such. The “Broadlee” became known as “Braidley” and this became known as “Braidleyhope”, and now “Braidley Burn”, the region which Infinis on Hermitage Castle hill is proposing a wind farm, which will vandalized the terrain in a manner which tourist from aboard which consider the Hermitage Castle as their ancestral homeland will not want to visit.
Note; on map Broadlee and a misplace but only hill recognized in region is Hermitage Hill, and that is why I feel lawis; of the hill refers to Hermitage Hill.
Soundhope in relation to Redheuch/Redheugh;
Note old form of names; Armstong, Nixon, Nenderson, Forest, and Crozier associate to Elwald (Ellot/Elliot).
It should be noted;foresta; a patch of trees; a park.
The Elliot Clan Society does not seem to recognize Martin of Braidley or the Elwald line. To build Wind Mills on the site would be another way in which the Elliot Clan Society would not recognize Martin Ellot clan leader of Braidley or the Elwald line.
Protect the ancestral lands, ride with the Armstrong, save Goranberry/Braidley from windmills, and help bring Cowie back.
Mark Elliott updated 6/26/2013
For letter writing to object to wind farm;
Will HAG supporters please remember to put their address on the email/letter of objection sent into SBC as without this your objection cannot be accepted.
Protect Hermitage Castle Petition-Sponsored by; David P Elliot author of ‘Clan’ the novel based in Hermitage.
Response given to;
Archaeology and Cultural This is in reply to the study done;
The photo supplied was of the farther away then the Braidlie Grouping; given the camera angle it was of the Soundhope Grouping
Mark Elliott 7/30/2013
Media sent by HAG, shows Elliot (Ellot/Elwald) ancestral land;
Protect the ancestral lands, ride with the Armstrong, save Goranberry/Braidley from windmills, and help bring Cowie back. YES Buck has taken part and maybe the Ker too. Dear Buck;
Added 8/14/2013 Updated 9/7/2013
Heritage agency slams castle turbine scheme – The Southern Reporter
- September 13, 2013
By Another Name
Do not care what Infinis calls it. It is still is; The Proposed Hermitage Hill Wind Farm.
Infinis knows it is trampling on sacred ground by putting wind turbines on Hermitage Hill, above Hermitage Castle, so they want to call it by another name. It is because they do not want the United Kingdom to know that the wind farm is on the hill just north of Hermitage Castle.
Feel Infinis is like a brush salesman, sticking the foot into the door. If a wind farm is on Hermitage Hill becomes a reality, then it is a roll over on the sites protected by the United Kingdom’s gentry. Who will stand up for what gentry have been doing in protecting United Kingdom’s antiquities over the centuries?
So Infinis does not call it The Proposed Hermitage Hill Wind Farm. If they were an honest corporation that is what it would be called.
Though tidal, and wind are sources of energy centuries old, Infinis uses wind which destroys the antiquities of the United Kingdom, in a manner of which people from the English Plantations, will not return their ancestral lands, and likely given the cost of travel will choose to travel to other nations.
The antiquities of the United Kingdom are already depleting, so does it matter if it happens to one more? This time it needs to be stopped at the border.
Traced my family from New Mexico to the Scotland. Family hadn’t lived in Scotland for four centuries. When the family left, it seemed to be in support Buccleach, and the Armstrong Clan, which are supporting the Hermitage (note; yes they do use the name Hermitage, unlike Infinis) Action Group.
There was even an early pairing of Mark Ellot on The Hill. Got hung for stealing sheep, though.
The Hill is The Hermitage Hill, and The Proposed Hermitage Wind Farm needs to be stopped.
Mark Elliott 9/15/2013
A Report on its History and Cultural Heritage Significance
Richard Oram, University of Stirling
Mark Elliott 10/12/2013
Link to Elliot Clan Society map;
Been trying for years to get Braidley located by the Elliot Clan Society it’s proper location between Gorrenberry and The Hermitage Castle. Now that I am riding with the Armstrongs, and Buck (Buccleauch), it is felt I found the answer why the Elliot Clan Society is not willing to move Martin’s Braidley to it’s proper locality.
Though the Elliot Clan say Braidley is in Treviodale,
it is in Liddesdale, near Gorrenberry;
Martin’s Braidley is high (north) in Liddesdale on land from the Armstrong’s Whitehaugh Tower north to the Hermitage (Armytage) Castle.
The reason The Elliot Clan Society does not want to support moving Braidley to the locality it should be located at because they support the propose INFINIS wind farm which will vandalize the Hermitage Castle.
Christopher Powell Wilkins is the husband to the clan chief.
As one can see he has an Redheugh, Newcastleton, Roxburghshire, plus a lot of connections to many a wind farm company.
One can see he has links to MI6 and likely a knowledge of covert activities.
One can see also that a lot of aristocracy a putting money, and may be more power from that money a head of land protection. It should be noted that the Buccleuch family has been providing and today in going up against the Infinis proposed wind farm on Hermitage Castle Hill are still providing protection for the Hermitage Castle and it’s surrounding, so people like myself who may want to visit Scotland their family homeland from across the sea will not have there homeland desecrated by electric power wind turbines.
It should be noted that even the Prince of Wales, does not want to have a small wind turbine near him in the month of August.
Previous to Robert of Redheugh becoming infeft; a landholder; Buccleuch took stewardardship, of the Armstrong land of Mangerton; which Redheugh was part of. That is why the Armstrong were not there when Robert of Redheugh was infeft. William Elwald of Gorrenberry was there when Robert became infeft. Land north of Redheugh (of the forest a region called Schawis), and west of Hermitage (of the hill Lawis), the William of Gorrenberry family is my family, which became of Horsliehill.
Maggie daughter of Arthur Eliott, of Stobs and Redheugh, was of the Gilbert Ellot line. Gilbert was born of Redheugh, but ended up as stepson of Gavin of Baillee and Stobs, and his wife a Jean Scot.
It is said that Gilbert was married to a Scot. Jean Scot wife first of Robert of Redheugh then the second wife of Gavin of Stobs. There is a chance since Gilbert is not a Redheugh name, a name from the region I refer to as Schawis between the Hermitage and Redheugh, in a region of The Barony of Cavers, like Braidley of between Gorrenberry and Hermitage Castle, that he may be the biological son of Gavin of Stobs.
Gilbert being not of the first child of Redheugh, and much lower in the line would not have been next in line to be the clan chief. It is felt that being strongly tied to the Buccleuch, line which was starting about the same time that Buccleuch and the Gilbert line had it’s start. With Gilbert not being of the first son of Redheugh, he need some tutoring. The Gorrenberry/Horsleyhill line was well tutored among the family, and many became Baillees of Shelkirk, so they are recorded in giving tutoring to Gilbert and his oldest William.
Gilbert rode with the Buccleuch Scots during what is known as the Ellot/Scot fued towards the end of the seventeenth century, and my family of Gorrenberry rode with Martin Ellot of Braidley next to Gorrenberry. To the Ulster Plantation Ellot and Armstrong would not utilize the names Gilbert or Walter.
The resettled Ellot of Ulster are not of gentry, like the Gilbert line, more like the notorious thief of Liddesdale; Clementis Hob, or likely the Cowie of Gorrenberry. We were not exactly liked by the Gilbert line. It is unlikely that the Gilbert line would use the names Martin and Andrew. This may be why the Gilbert line does not locate Braidley of Martin Ellot, between Goranberry, and the Hermitage Castle, and the Gilbert line also does not seem to recognize the people of Gorrenberry.
It should be noted that Gilbert line which is now of the chief line of the Elliot Clan. The Armstrong Clan has no chief. This is felt because of a difference in Norman and Scandinavian characteristics. One philosophy, is one of expertise, or a given strata level within a social structure, the other is a pitch in philosophy where the collective would end up with the best response. One is more gentry the other more reiver. It is up to the reader to figure out which is which.
For a reiver society with individual self directives to exist, it seem that the reiver when need will utilize individuals to deal with a stratified society such as a corporate society which is trying to intrude with wind farms, so the reivers are dependent on land stewardship, it may also be an example of governments securing land for particular groups. If this stewardship is secure then the reivers will support the one securing the land, which they share.
The Hermitage Castle Hill Infinis wind farm will affect the economy of Newcastleton and Hawick. Hawick more than those of The Hermitage Action Group seem to make their voices heard as being opposed to the Hermitage Hill Wind Farm (no manner what Infinis calls it).
Economically, Hawick is more dependent on not having wind mills on Hemitage Hill then any other community, and any money they may receive from Infinis is a payoff.
It should be noted that across the Scottish Boarder it seems that the Kerr, Scott, Hume, Rutherford, and Armstrong are beginning to work together to get this Hermitage Castle Hill wind farm stopped, and want to thank them in protecting a historical antiquity on the border, which is the symbolic homeland of the ancestral homeland of there ancestors which in some cases were resettled throughout the world.
To put a wind farm on Hermitage Castle Hill, would be telling these resettled boarder descendants they are no longer welcome in their Scottish homeland. These people are of great numbers throughout the world.
Mark Elliott 6/1/2014