REPAIRS to a wind turbine blade which was vandalised overnight on Tuesday November 14 and Wednesday November 15 are taking longer than expected.

The blade was due to be delivered to Pines Burn wind farm project which is  located approximately 6km Southwest of Bonchester Bridge and 8km South of Hawick in the Scottish Borders.

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It had been hoped to start the delivery from a layby south of Selkirk at 12.30pm but a decision not to do so has been taken due to limited daylight hours available.

The next movement is due Friday November 17.

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A spokesperson for energy company Energiekontor said: “The repairs are still ongoing and taking longer than expected. We will not be able to set off early enough now considering daylight hours and therefore the movement for today is now cancelled.

“The next movement is due Friday 17th November. An update will be provided the evening before.

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Please check Pines Burn Wind Farm facebook page for live updates.

Police Scotland have been contacted for an update on their investigation.