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Scanned image of photograph showing view from N [at NGR NS c. 8846 4163]. of Plate 17, Volume 197, PA 123.

SC 877733

Description Scanned image of photograph showing view from N [at NGR NS c. 8846 4163]. of Plate 17, Volume 197, PA 123.

Date c. 1937

Catalogue Number SC 877733

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of E 12811

Scope and Content Bonnington Power Station, Falls of Clyde Hydro-Electric Scheme, hydro-electric aqueducts at Bonnington Power Station, no date, probably taken in 1936 Bonnington Power Station is fed with water from the River Clyde via a tilting weir. It is part of the Falls of Clyde scheme which was completed in 1926. The original machinery was replaced in the 1970s, and now the station has an output capacity of 11 megawatts. Riveted steel pipes from the surge tank above Bonnington down to the power station, and out of sight to the right. A low-pressure tunnel connects a weir on the river Clyde with the surge tank, which absorbs energy in the water flowing through the tunnel, when the station shuts down. Bonnington Power Station is the largest of two power stations in the Falls of Clyde scheme, the smaller one is located at Stonebyres, below the town of Lanark. Both are still in use. Later schemes in the Highlands and in Galloway were modelled on this one. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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