Garlogie Mill

Located in Garlogie, 3 miles (5 km) east of Echt in Aberdeenshire, Garlogie Mill is a former woollen mill which developed to become one of the largest carpet manufacturers in Britain in the late 19th century. In the 20th century, under the direction of Viscount Cowdray, much of the woollen mill was demolished and a power-house was established to generate hydro-electricity for his Dunecht Estate. The building now forms a museum that brings to life the early days of the Industrial Revolution. Audio-visual presentations take the viewer through the history of the mill, whilst working machinery show the conditions and hardship endured by the workers.

Of particular note is the beam engine, dating from the 1830s, known to be the only one of its type to have survived intact on its original location. Lying behind the mill is a substantial surge-tank, which copes with the pressure changes caused by the starting and stopping of the hydro-turbine.

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