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SSE Renewables’ virtual tours: a behind-the-scenes insight into the world of hydropower
At a time when access to their operational estate is restricted by ongoing coronavirus precautions, SSE Renewables has released two video tours, designed to give an insight into the world of hydropower.
A Platinum milestone for Pitlochry
Pitlochry and Clunie Power Stations and Dams are celebrating their 70th anniversary. Head of Operations at SSE Renewables, Jeremy Williamson blogs about their rich and varied history...
Take a virtual tour of Pitlochry Power Station and Dam
To mark the 70th anniversary of Pitlochry Power Station and Dam, SSE Renewables has produced a short virtual tour of the landmark. Watch it here.
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.