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A real renewables gem in hydro history
Rannoch power station, part of the Tummel Garry scheme has reached an incredible and rare milestone by generating power for 90 years.
A world tunnelling record, 65 years on
In Scotland during the Second World War it was estimated just one farm in six, and one croft in a hundred had mains electricity. Today, virtually every home and business in the country is connected to the grid
Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre gets the green light for Gold
Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre, which showcases the rich history of hydro-electricity in the north of Scotland and how it transformed local communities, has scooped a top environmental tourism achievement with a Gold award from Green Tourism.
70 years since first highland hydro switch-ons
SSE marks the 70th anniversary of our first two hydro power stations becoming fully operational on 21 December 1948.
SSE celebrates 120 years of providing power to the Highlands at Foyers
Loch Mhor Dam, the upper reservoir for SSE’s Foyers Pumped Storage Power Station on the banks of Loch Ness, is celebrating its 120th birthday this year.
SSE on track to open new £4m visitor centre in Pitlochry in January 2017
Construction work on Pitlochry’s new £4m visitor attraction is nearing completion with SSE poised to open its doors to the public at the end of January 2017.
Pitlochry Doors Open Day thrills visitors
On Saturday 24 September 2016 SSE was delighted to open the doors of it's Pitlochry Power Station to give the general public a unique look at the inside of one of our most popular hydro stations.
Did you experience Scotland’s hydro revolution? SSE wants to hear your story
Construction work on Pitlochry’s newest visitor attraction is progressing well. The new £4m visitor centre at Pitlochry dam and power station is on course to be opened this autumn.
SSE announces £4m tourism boost with new visitor centre to tell the history of Highland power
SSE has unveiled plans to build a brand new £4m visitor centre overlooking its Pitlochry dam in a major boost for the Scottish tourism industry.