Finlay Carson MSP

Galloway and West Dumfries

Welcoming removal of old pylons

Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson has welcomed confirmation from Scottish Power Energy Networks that old pylons adjacent to the A713 will be removed this year.

After constituents raised concerns, Mr Carson sought clarification from SPEN on their plans for decommissioning.

They have now confirmed that a process is under way to award a contract to remove the old pylons which will start in the summer and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Commenting Finlay Carson MSP said: “I am pleased that SPEN have been able to confirm so quickly when decommissioning work on the old pylons will commence.

“This is an area of outstanding natural beauty and with the new powerline up and running, I am pleased that there will be minimal delay in the removal of the redundant pylons.”