Overtoun House hydro-electric scheme :: Shared Description

This was one of the earliest examples of a hydro-electric scheme producing power for domestic use: in around 1892, the occupant of Overtoun House, John Campbell White (soon to be created Lord Overtoun), had a turbine house built to provide electricity for his home. See LinkExternal link for more on Overtoun House. The ruins of the turbine house are located beside a waterfall called Spardie Linn LinkExternal link on the course of the Overtoun Burn. Water was impounded further up the burn in a dam, which doubled as an ornamental lily pond. The dam is fed by the Overtoun Burn, whose channel, just upstream of the pond, can be seen to have been artificially straightened; the remains of a sluice gate are visible there.
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NS4276 : Sluice gate beside the Overtoun Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4276 : Former dam and lily pond by Lairich Rig
NS4276 : Remains of a turbine house by Lairich Rig
NS4276 : The channel of the Overtoun Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4276 : Remains of a turbine house by Lairich Rig
NS4276 : Former dam and lily pond by Lairich Rig
NS4276 : The channel of the Overtoun Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4276 : Former dam and lily pond by Lairich Rig
NS4276 : Former dam: overflow by Lairich Rig
NS4276 : Frozen pond near Overtoun House by Lairich Rig
NS4276 : Former dam: overflow by Lairich Rig
NS4276 : Remains of a turbine house by Lairich Rig


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Created: Wed, 7 Dec 2011, Updated: Wed, 2 Nov 2016

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