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Aerial view of aluminium works and part of Lochleven town

SC 1676166

Description Aerial view of aluminium works and part of Lochleven town

Date 1991

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 1676166

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 69281

Scope and Content Aerial view of Aluminium Works, Kinlochleven, Highland The aluminium works at Kinlochleven was built between 1904 and 1909 by the British Aluminium Company Limited. By 1911 the works were producing about 7,112 tonnes of aluminium per annum which was around 87% of the total output of the company at that time. The works closed in June 2000. This shows Kinlochleven Aluminium Works in the centre, with the pipeline bringing water from Blackwater Dam at the top and Kinlochleven village at the bottom. Many of the houses in the village were built in the 1930s by the British Aluminium Company to house employees of the aluminium works and their families. Aluminium is a lightweight metal which is strong and anti-corrosive. The metal was widely used for domestic utensils in the late 19th century. Today, aluminium is used mainly in aircraft manufacture. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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Collection Level (551 177) RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Sub-Group Level (551 177/16) 1991 Photographs

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