Lera Hydro Project

The geography, ecology and hydrology of Glamis burn is such that in 2011 a micro hydro-electric turbine was installed in the estate sawmill using water fed from the exisitng Lera Dam. 

The Lera Dam is situated close to the village of Glamis, within the estate boundary. The water from the stream exiting the dam was previously used to power a watermill at the current sawmill. The new 57.6 kw turbine is now housed in the renovated mill building and the original water wheel has also been restored as part of the scheme. The hydro system will produce clean, renewable electricity and help to assist Scotland in meeting its renewable energy targets. During peak times it is hoped that the turbine could generate enough electricity to supply 48 average UK households.