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Online Consultation Event

October 22, 2020by DaillyParishCommunity News

Online Consultation Event for the Proposed Carrick Wind Farm

Don’t forget that Scottish Power Renewables have an online consultation event for the Proposed Carrick Wind Farm.

This is on their website until 4 November:

For your information, there are a number of wind farms being proposed in the area:

Craiginmoddie – 16 turbines, tip height up to 230m – behind Dobbingstone and on Craiginmoddie

Carrick – 13 turbines (reduced from 17) including battery storage, tip height up to 200m – east of Barr including the Pilot and Eldrick Hill

Clauchrie – 18 turbines, tip height up to 200m – south of Barr towards Barrhill, south side of Stinchar Valley over the ridge

Knockodhar – 32 turbines, tip height up to 200m – on the south side of Stinchar Valley

Kirk Hill has also been approved on appeal for 8 turbines, 115.5m tip height – west of High Newlands, north side of Water of Girvan.


July 9, 2020by DaillyParishCommunity News




A diversion route suitable for all traffic will be signed via the B7023, A77 (T) in both directions.

Works programme is fully weather dependent.

Diversion Route

South Ayrshire (Modified) Proposed Local Development Plan 2

July 2, 2020by DaillyParishCommunity News

South Ayrshire (Modified) Proposed Local Development Plan 2

Following the close of consultation on the Proposed Replacement South Ayrshire Local Development Plan (PLDP2), on 15 November 2019, the Planning Service analysed and categorised all representations received, with a view to preparing a report to South Ayrshire Council, recommending whether or not to modify the Proposed Plan in light of those representations, before submitting it to the Scottish Ministers for Examination.

A report on representations received in response to the consultation on PLDP2, together with officers’ recommendations for action in response to them, was presented to the Council at its meeting on 24 March 2020.  Having considered the Report, here, the Council decided, amongst other things, to modify PLDP2 and, in accordance with statutory requirements, publish the modified Proposed Plan (MPLDP2) and associated Addendum to the Environmental Report (ER Addendum) for public consultation.  In particular, the Council decided (see minute), to “withdraw the proposed affordable housing site at Darley Golf Course [Troon, ref. TRO AH3] from the Proposed Plan due to matters related to site effectiveness and the volume of public concern.”

Accordingly, consultation on MPLDP2 will open on Wednesday 1 July, 2020 and close at 16:00 on Friday, 14 August, 2020.  MPLDP2 may be viewed on the Council’s web site, together with associated documents, including the ER Addendum.  Representations on MPLDP2 should be submitted via the on-line representation form, before the consultation closes.  If members of the public are unable to make an on-line submission, they may submit representations in writing to:

Lead Development Planner, South Ayrshire Council, Planning and Building Standards Service, County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR.

-specifying clearly to which modification of MPLDP2 their representation relates. 

Companies, organisations, development industry professionals and all others will be expected to submit any representations on-line.

As the consultation is focussed on the notifiable modifications made by the Council to PLDP2, it is requested that any representations submitted should be confined to those notifiable modifications only herePrevious representations on PLDP2 need not be re-submitted, as they will be carried forward automatically and submitted, with MPLDP2, to the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals of the Scottish Government, for Examination.

Expressions of opinion on the ER Addendum may be submitted by e-mail to: or, in writing, to the above address, by 16:00 on 14 August 2020, stating clearly that they relate to the Environmental Report only.

To help minimise the possibility of spread of Covid-19, MPLDP2 will not be the subject of public exhibitions or deposited in public libraries or council offices, as permitted by Schedule 6, paragraph 9, of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020.

Further information on the process, if required, may be obtained by telephoning the Development Planning & Customers Team on 01292 616693, between 08:45-16:45, Mondays to Thursdays, and

between 08:45-16:00 on Fridays, or by e-mail to

The process for preparation and adoption of LDP2 is detailed in the Development Plan Scheme, which will be amended, in due course, to reflect recent changes in anticipated timescales.

Kind regards,

Development Planning & Customers Team

Planning & Building Standards Service


June 25, 2020by DaillyParishCommunity News


Firstly I would also like to take this opportunity to highlight  the fact that I am part of a local farming family that have farmed and been part of the local community for over 100 years now ( I am the 4th generation). I have no desire to harm in any way our local flora, fauna, wildlife or environment.

In regards to ongoing works at Dalquharran, we are trying to clear up around the new castle to prevent further decline of the building that the vegetation growth causes. We have installed over 2 miles of roadways and we are in discussions with various bodies in regards to installing further footpaths. I am very passionate that as much access as possible should be disabled friendly. The tree thinning and forest regeneration works also continue, I will come back to this later in my correspondence.

As landowners and as a family we want to encourage as many walkers and outdoor enthusiasts as we can to use and enjoy the estate. We do not want to prohibit anyone using and enjoying the estate as long as they are being responsible and adhering to the countryside code. Walking through crops or going into the derelict buildings has to be discouraged from a health and safety perspective as well as adhering to the country side codes regulations that clearly state that no one has the right to roam through cropped land or enter buildings. As many of you will be aware there are already paths throughout the estate that 99% of local people do stick to. In regards to the castles and other buildings on the estate, they are simply not safe for people to be in or around. We have taken steps to secure the new castle and have put up additional signage that warns of the dangers.

I am aware that there has been lots of rumours regarding what we aim to do with the castles and the estate. I have no idea what the future holds for Dalquharran outside of our farming plans, I can only say that as a family we have no desire to go into Dalquharran’s history books for damaging it, everything we have done so far has been to open the estate up and prevent further decline. I do also have plans to create a new fishing pond with a grass area and benches for locals to fish, relax and enjoy the outdoors. I will share more details on this once plans and approvals have been finalised.

I have had an on site meeting this week with our contracted forestry manager as well as the harvesting contractor. It has been decided for various estate management and best practice reasons that we will begin thinning trees in the areas shaded on the attached map on Monday 29th June. To keep everyone safe all access to these areas of the estate will be prohibited. I had hoped to allow access at nights and at weekends but I was advised by the forestry professionals that this would be a bad idea due to the dangers of unsafe timber. I will encourage the contractors to complete these areas as quickly as possible so that we can open access back up to the public in the minimum time possible. The felling permission number issued by Scottish Forestry is FPA-6873.

With this work in mind please note access to the estate from the village side will be closed on a temporary basis whilst this section of forestry work is undertaken.

Alex Paton
Alex Paton and Son
Cairnhill Farm


June 25, 2020by DaillyParishCommunity News


For your information / guidance, additional windfarms could potentially be installed in the area, which will be significantly different from what is already there.  Besides Hadyard Hill, these are:


In the area that was going to be Hadyard Hill Extension, part of the Dobbingstone Fountains Forest area that was partially felled, near Dobbingstone and Delamford, just south of The Pilot – 16 turbines, tip height upto 230m – nearly double the height of the existing Hadyard Hill.

Carrick Forest

An area incorporating The Pilot, Black Hill, Garleffin Fell, Eldrick Hill – would join up with Craiginmoddie and Clauchrie Windfarms – 17 turbines, tip height upto 200m along with energy storage.


In the area behind Barr near Changue Plantation, Fell Hill and Glengap Hill – 18 turbines, tip height upto 200m, with storage facility.


Being investigated – on southside of the Stinchar Valley, which would join up with Clauchrie Windfarm.

Kirk Hill

Already approved, North side of Girvan River, opposite Kilkerran, north of Wallaceton.   On appeal – PPA-370-2086 – to increase height from 110m to 115.5m – 8 turbines.

Arecleoch Extension

Behind Ballantrae, on Pinwherry Road – SAC objected, but has gone to appeal at the Energy Consents Unit – 13 turbines, tip height to 200m with battery storage.

As you can see a lot of turbines will be in this area of South West Scotland.  

If you look at a map you will see how this might affect the visual as well as noise and shadow flicker impact to residents.

There will be a huge cumulative impact if these are to go ahead.  There is also no guarantee that once the Hadyard Hill turbines have reached their end of life that 200m turbines will not take their place.

Please take an interest as this will affect you.   If you would like additional information please email   

The Community Council would like input from the village.

Biosphere – Proud Supporter

February 27, 2020by DaillyParishCommunity News

Biosphere – Proud Supporter

Dailly (Scottish Gaelic: Dail Mhaol Chiarain) is a village in South Ayrshire, Scotland. It is located on the Water of Girvan, 8 kilometres (5.0 miles) south of Maybole, and 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) east of Old Dailly. “New Dailly”, as it was originally known, was laid out in the 1760s as a coal-mining village.

Dailly is a former mining village in South Ayrshire. We have shops, a library, doctors’ surgery, activity centre, parks and a parish church.

We are lucky enough to be surrounded by woodlands, farmland and low uplands, and residents and visitors alike can enjoy the local surroundings by walking one (or more !)  of the five Dailly Trails, or visiting  the ruined 16th Century Dalquharran Castle which  is easily accessed by crossing the River Girvan via the footbridge.

The  area is full of wild life, including Roe deer, badger , Fox and Otter, and several bat species, as well as being a fantastic area for bird watching , both along the river and through the woodland.

Dailly is located towards the edge of the Galloway and South Ayrshire Biosphere area , and as a Community we are now very excited to be Proud Supporters of GSAB.and hope that by supporting and encouraging the aims and outcomes of the Biosphere Communities we will help to protect and promote our unique local environment and heritage  .

B741 Carriageway Patching Diversion Plan

February 27, 2020by DaillyParishCommunity News

B741 Carriageway Patching Diversion Plan

Carriageway patching works have been programmed to be carried out at the above as shown on the plan attached, affecting B741 Girvan – Dailly.

Works are scheduled to begin on Monday 2nd March 2020 and are anticipated to last for three weeks however should advice that the work is weather dependent, unforeseen difficulties could result in delay.

Intended working hours will be 0930-1530 each day, howeverevery effort will be made to minimise this disruption where possible.

works will take place under a road closure with signed diversion route.

Advance warning signs are now in place on site.

Due to the uncertain road condition once the surface layer is removed, it may be required to operate temporary traffic signals outwith the closure times to safeguard the excavated area and to ensure safe passage of all vehicles.

Access to properties will be maintained via a diversion route incorporating the A77, B734, B741 Linfern Road, Dailly and B741 in both directions.

Emergency services will be notified and as always, will be unrestricted in their access.

Do you live with myalgicencephalomyelitis (ME)?

February 27, 2020by DaillyParishCommunity News

Do you live with myalgicencephalomyelitis (ME)?

The Scottish Health Council is looking for people who are living with a diagnosis of ME to give their views about what support they would like to see in place.

These views will be used to help the Scottish Government to address particular gaps in knowledge and understanding about the care and support needs of those who are affected.

If you would like to be involved in this piece of work, you can complete an online survey at: by scanning the QR code in the attached document. Closing date is 24 March 2020.

Our Future – Let’s Talk 2020/21 Survey

February 27, 2020by DaillyParishCommunity News

Our Future – Let’s Talk 2020/21

The Council listened to your views expressed in last year’s budget engagement survey. We’re making changes to become a more sustainable organisation. Some of the changes are in line with the expectations shown in last year’s survey. Following on from that engagement, we’d now like to hear more of your views on some specific issues.

The following link will take you to “Our Future – Let’s Talk” survey. There you’ll find details of Council spending, the results of last year’s budget survey and questions on important issues for your input.

A snapshot of your responses will be taken on 26th February and provided to Elected Members from the Administration, in time for their consideration prior to setting this year’s budget on 5th March.  However, the survey will remain open for at least three months after which a final report on all responses will be collated.

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