A BARRHILL Primary School Pupil won a drawing competition organised by ScottishPower Renewables.

Christopher Russell,aged 10, stole the show at the official opening of Kilgallioch Windfarm - after his drawing won a competition to feature on a commemorative mug designed especially for the opening ceremony.

Kilgallioch consists of 96 turbines, with a capacity of 239 megawatts (MW), which will be capable of supplying enough electricity to meet the annual demands of more than 140,000 homes.

The project is located between Barrhill, South Ayrshire, and New Luce, Dumfries and Galloway.

Over 2,000 workers and support staff were inducted on the windfarm over a two and a half-year period, with a peak monthly workforce of over 225 personnel.

The community benefit agreement will see local communities receive £30 million over the next 25 years, Kilgallioch is the final project in a two-year £650 million investment plan by ScottishPower Renewables to construct 8 new onshore windfarms in Scotland, which will deliver nearly 500 MW of new renewable electricity for the national grid.