An abnormal load carrying a  wind turbine blade due be transported through the Scottish Borders today Tuesday November 14 has been postponed.

The transport of the turbine components was due to have been carried out by experienced hauliers using extremely specialist vehicles that travel at low speeds on certain routes. 

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These vehicles are able to lift and tilt the long components where necessary to avoid trees, lamp posts, road signs and to negotiate bends and road undulations.

Due to the size of the turbine components they are classified as abnormal loads and must be escorted by specially trained Police Scotland officers.


The blades are 64.8 metres long whilst the tower sections vary between 21 to 37.4m long. For this first Phase there are 21 blades and 21 tower sections to be delivered to site.

The convoy was scheduled to leave the A7 layby just south of Selkirk on the A7 at 9.30am arrive at the site at 3.20pm.

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