Buccleuch are currently undertaking a pioneering renewable energy project at Bowhill House on the Borders Estate.

In partnership with borders-based company Renew Green Energy, we are installing one of the largest ever ground source heat pumps (‘GSHP’) in Scotland, which will see a 24km pipe network laid in the grounds of the estate, connecting the GSHP to the 19th century mansion house.

Custom built by Danish firm European Energy, the bespoke heat pump will provide wholly renewable energy for Bowhill House and surrounding buildings. Bowhill is already home to an innovative anaerobic digester, which converts waste from the estate’s agricultural operations into electricity, and this will in turn supply power for the new GSHP.

Following a long tradition of environmental initiatives, this major project is hugely important to Buccleuch, as it represents a key milestone on the journey towards a target of net zero.

The annual COsavings for the GSHP is estimated to be 444 tonnes per annum, the equivalent of planting 1770 trees every year.