Get involved

The Harlaw Hydro project has reached this stage thanks to the enthusiasm and generosity of a number of people who have given their time, money  skills.  With good maintenance our turbine could last for 50 years.

To help secure the future of our society new members are now being invited to purchase 1 share.  Click here to download an application form.  While the society does not need more capital new members will help to secure the future of this wonderful community asset.

A great deal has been done to get us this far.  We are very fortunate that a number our members have stepped forward to bring their skills and experience to the project.

They include:-

Andrew ClarkP1020332a

Andrew is a Chartered Civil Engineer who spent the first 15 years of his professional career in Construction working for contractor John Laing.  The last 6 years of this were spent on Project Management of cross-country pipeline construction.  Andrew then moved into Construction IT, becoming a Chartered Information Technology Professional and latterly running his own Consultancy practice before retiring in 2013.

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Graham is a Chartered Engineer. Always worked in manufacturing, with various managerial responsibilities including Production, Quality, and Health & Safety. Also, through a team of Engineers, is responsible for the maintenance of all production machines and site facilities. Three times over recent years has been directly responsible for the installation of million pound machines. Recently he project managed a large extension to the factory.

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Mike is a Project Manager with Logan PM, a renewable energy consultancy in Edinburgh and holds a Master in Renewable Energy Engineering, with distinction, from Heriot Watt University.  Mike moved to Balerno with his family in 2004 and their many walks around Harlaw Reservoir led them to explore the possibility of installing a hydro facility there.  This idea eventually led to the formation of Harlaw Hydro.

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Formerly Geologist and Head of Marine Operations and Engineering at the British Geological Survey.  Now an independent consultant specialising in Project Management, Equipment Design and Coring Operations relating to the  acquisition of geological and geotechnical information for scientific, environmental, and renewable (geothermal, wind and tidal) project requirements both onshore and offshore.