Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Powering On ... Again

This unusual-looking building on the River Snizort, Skye, was constructed in 1926 in order to create hydro-electric power. It continued to do so until 1954 when the National Grid's supplies became available. Now it has been refurbished and fitted with a new ten-and-a-half tonne turbine. Soon power will be provided from here to the hatchery, beyond to the hotel and, with surplus, to the grid. The story appears in the West Highland Free Press and the history of the project in a website feature on Three Esses Ltd, the company behind the scheme.

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