The company consists of seven people with a broad range of experience pertinent to the task of developing small-scale hydro power schemes.

Full-time Directors


Nick Forrest:  Nick is an Environmental Engineer with first class honours in Environmental Science and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Edinburgh.  He led the Scottish Hydro Power Resource Study (2008) commissioned by The Forum for Renewable Energy in Scotland (FREDS), and the Employment Potential of Scotland’s Hydro Resource (2009), both on behalf of the Scottish Government.  As an integral component of these studies Nick developed and applied Hydrobot® hydro modelling software, which we are now employing to identify commercially viable sites for landowners across Scotland.

Gordon Black:  Gordon worked full-time on the development of small-scale hydropower schemes between 2008 and 2015, and continues to support babyHydro from a strategic and marketing perspective.  He delivers the British Hydrological Association's hydropower training courses, in conjunction with David Williams, the BHA's former chief executive.  Gordon has an Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Strathclyde University and a MBA in Strategic Marketing.

Hydro Design Engineer

James Hendry: James has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde Glasgow. He trained under Nick Forrest Associates in all areas of hydropower development. James has conducted site evaluations, feasibility studies, with full Environmental Impact Assessment in a National Park. He has produced construction drawings for both intake and powerhouse, and project managed construction.  James has worked for babyHydro since March 2011. 

Hydropower Consultant

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Craig MacCormick: Craig Mac conducts feasibility studies and design work for our schemes, and is currently project managing the construction of schemes he took through the consenting process; he has a Masters degree from the University of Edinburgh in Electrical Engineering with Renewable Energy. He completed several work placements within the hydro power industry prior to joining babyHydro in June 2013.


Supporting Directors

David Scanlan:  David is a Mechatronics Engineer with an Honours Degree from the University of Abertay.  He has worked in the pharmaceutical, electronics and automotive industries and still provides Subsea Engineering consulting services to North Sea oil and gas operators.

Douglas Perry:  Douglas has 30 years of hydraulics and pneumatics experience gained through ownership of his engineering company, Universal Services (Clydesdale) Ltd based in Lanarkshire. His client base is extensive and includes companies in the sectors of; oil, marine, renewable energy, recycling and manufacturing.