TV star Martin Compston visits Toddleburn site

Martin Compston (centre) with the SSE Renewables team

SSE Renewables has told of its ‘great day’ welcoming Martin Compston to its Toddleburn wind farm.

The film and television star visited the facility to film a segment for the forthcoming final episode of Martin Compston’s Scottish Fling. Throughout the six-part series, Martin and his co-presenter, Phil MacHugh, travel the length and breadth of Scotland encountering different people and adventures along the way.

During the visit at Toddleburn, Martin and Phil scaled one of the 12 Siemens turbines at the site between the villages of Heriot and Oxton in the Scottish Borders. The visit was recorded by a film team using a host of technology – including drones and Go-Pro cameras.

Executive producer of Martin Compston’s Scottish Fling, David Marshall, said, “It was great to receive such a warm welcome from the team at Toddleburn. We had a lot of fun on this shoot, and I know that Martin and Phil really enjoyed their day too.

“The final piece in the episode comes with something of surprise moment for Phil which I’m sure everyone at SSE will enjoy watching.

“It was clear that everyone presents priority was the safety of the presenters and the crew and I want to thank the team there for their outstanding professionalism.”

SSE Renewables onshore wind farm regional manager, Roy Sloane, oversaw the filming with colleagues on the day. He said, “It is wonderful to be able to show off what we do in a different kind of media from the usual trade or local newspapers and to bring SSE Renewables’ work to a new audience.

“We had a great day hosting Martin and Phil at Toddleburn back in April. It was something different from the normal workday and I know the team enjoyed getting involved and helping with the filming.

“I’m proud of the professionalism of our team. Safety was paramount throughout the filming and hopefully that becomes obvious when colleagues watch the programme.”