A journey from fossil fuel production to renewable energy.

Our Energy Division was established in 1985 when we first entered the opencast coal mining industry. In the 2 decades that followed, we extracted over 3 million tonnes of coal from surface mines in Fife.

In the early 2000s, we recognised that the UK’s future energy requirements would be met with renewable energy, and since then this has become our primary focus.

We have obtained consent for schemes generating 82MW at Toddleburn in the Scottish Borders, Bankend Rig in Ayrshire, and at Calliachar in Perthshire, and this is in addition to over 50 renewable energy projects we have built on behalf of our clients including wind farms, hydro-schemes and major substations.

Today, we own and operate a wind farm in Northern Ireland and also take rent from turbines sited on our land. We have a solar farm currently going through planning and are actively seeking to develop further renewable energy projects across our landholdings either independently or in a joint venture.

Featured Projects

Blary Hill Wind Farm: Providing sustainable power to remote communities.

Blary Hill is a 14-turbine wind farm, located in Kintyre Argyll for long standing client RES. Once operational this 35MW wind farm will provide clean low cost and low carbon electricity to approximately 33,000 homes.

Fastned EV Charging Station

Cia Aig Hydro Scheme



I & H Brown Win Subsequent Contract with SSE Renewables

Following on from the success of securing the Flichity Bridge Replacement project, I & H Brown have won a subsequent contract with SSE Renewables to build the Aberarder Wind Farm near Farr, South of Inverness. Located at an average elevation of 700m above sea level, the new 12-turbine wind farm is essentially an extension to the neighboring operational Dumnaglass Wind Farm.

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