Garlogie Mill Beam Engine and Turbine House
Garlogie is the site of a 1799 wool spinning mill which contains the oldest steam engine in Scotland still in its original location. The engine dates from the 1830s but incorporates an 1805 Boulton and Watt cast iron beam. A 1923 72kW hydroelectric power station is also to be seen. The surviving mill buildings are Category A listed. The Garlogie Beam Engine Trust was formed in 2019 to preserve and restore this historic machinery and a 99 lease for the site was signed with Aberdeenshire Council in July 2023.
This venue never disappoints and guides from the Garlogie Beam Engine Trust will be on hand to show you around the site and explain the operation of the beam engine and turbine and plans for the future. An exhibition in the Garlogie Village Hall will explain the site’s history and the significance of thee Leuchar Burn in providing energy to Garlogie Mill over several centuries of industrial activity.
Teas and light refreshments will be served.
Where to find us
- Garlogie Mill Beam Engine and Turbine House
- AB32 6SA
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