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Longannet Power station

Longannet Power station
At the time of opening in the early 1970s Longannet was the largest power station in Europe with a capacity of 2,400 MW. Designed by Scottish architects Robert Matthew, Johnson Marshall & Partners, construction began in 1965 on land reclaimed from the Firth of Forth using ash from the Kincardine power station. The first electricity was generated in 1970 and the station was running at full capacity by 1973 once construction of all units was complete.

In 2003 Longannet was identified as Scotland’s largest source of pollution. The power station closed in 2016 after 46 years of producing electricity. The closure marked the end of coal-fired generation in Scotland.

Courtesy of: www.powerstations.uk/longannet-power-station-fife-scotland

The power station is gradually being demolished. See below for video.

Longannet Power Station Annex Demolition

Joe, Son of the Rock, Sylvain Wiart, John Sheldon, Frans Schols and 30 other people have particularly liked this photo

24 comments - The latest ones
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Love this composition of this industrial but but somehow quite beautiful scene. The light on the chimney and the reflection of same make for a great picture. Thanks for the interesting notes Amelia.
20 months ago.
Superbe composition !!
20 months ago.
©UdoSm club
Great, with this mirroring...
20 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A really beautiful industrial landscape.................the soft, diffused light is gorgeous, especially where it lights up the chimney and the adjacent buildings. I love the reflections too.

Thanks for the link to the video...............the explosives people do a superb job of this sort of thing and I've love to see it in real life. A ringside seat when they take the chimney down would be brilliant.
20 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Fine composition, Amelia ! The beauty of industrial technology !
20 months ago.
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
King Coal has had its day
20 months ago.
Amelia Heath club
has replied to Nick Weall club
Rolling on the floor laughing. :-))))
20 months ago.
Jean club
A magnificent image. I've never seen Longannet look so beautiful. It's making me feel they should leave the chimney standing as a memorial to coal.
20 months ago.
Amelia Heath club
has replied to Jean club
I agree with you, Jean.
20 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe photo. Nicole.
20 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A great industrial image, ignoring the pollution they could look very dramatic when all eight cooling towers were in us Ratcliffe on Soar did
20 months ago.
HappySnapper club
Captured in wonderful light Amelia, a sad but necessary demise.
20 months ago.
MaggsMep club
Great light and composition - that tower should definitely stay
20 months ago.
tiabunna club
Beautifully composed, Amelia. I'd also agree that the chimney should be kept for historical value.
20 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Une très belle image qui sera peut-être à classer dans les souvenirs !!!
20 months ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Amelia

I really like this composition, especially the way the chimney is thrusting its way up into the sky, matched by its reflection.

Best Wishes,
20 months ago.
RHH club
Interesting info and a great photo. Thought when I saw the photo at first that it was a lighthouse.
20 months ago.
RHH club
Congratulations on Explore.
20 months ago.
RHH club
Have a wonderful day, Amelia.
20 months ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
I like the classic lines....and it has a fascinating story, Amelia
20 months ago.
RHH club
20 months ago.
RHH club
20 months ago.
 Frans Schols
Frans Schols club
Schitterende opname met zeer interessante documentatie.
Hartelijke groeten........Frans.
20 months ago.
 John Sheldon
John Sheldon club
Excellent composition, and you caught that evocative lighting very well. "This is the death of coal" sounds like something that T S Eliot might have written ...
19 months ago.

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