View of Glencorse Reservoir from Turnhouse Hill
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It is retained by an earth dam, and it was built between 1820 and 1824 by James Jardine to provide water for the mills of Auchendinny, Milton Bridge and Glencorse, and to supply drinking water to the citizens of Edinburgh. The reservoir is the property of Scottish Water.
The reservoir is not the primary source of drinking water for Edinburgh, but instead provides a top-up supply when the principal supply from the Megget Reservoir and Talla Reservoir are low. Glencorse also has inlet points from both of these reservoirs.
The reservoir has also submerged St Catherine's Chapel.
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- Scottish Water - plans for new Glencorse Water Treatment Works
- Royal Collection of Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: Collaboration Projects with Defence Estates - Archaeological investigation
- BBC Radio Four, Open Country, programme about the Pentland Hills and reservoirs
- Forestry Commission - Picture Library - Glencorse Reservoir
- The Scotsman, 17 February 2008:Walk of the Week - Glencorse, Loganlea and Threipmuir Reservoirs, Pentlands
- Photos of reservoirs
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