After a year of construction, ScottishPower has said that Whitelee, claimed to be Europe's largest wind farm, is well on schedule, with the first turbine due to arrive on site in November.

The site is being constructed near Eaglesham, south of Glasgow. When completed, the 140-turbine project will have an installed capacity of 322MW.

Over the last 12 months, engineers have prepared the site for the main phase of the development, with access roads and base foundations being constructed by a team of over 300 contractors and engineers. During the winter, ScottishPower engineers are looking to erect two turbines per week on average.

Commenting on progress, Keith Anderson, director of ScottishPower Renewables said: Combating global warming is a challenge facing us all and Whitelee, as Europe’s wind farm, will provide enough green energy to power 180,000 homes make a significant contribution to ScottishPower’s renewable targets.