Tour Scotland Winter Video Pitlochry Dam River Tummel Pitlochry Highland Perthshire

Tour Scotland Winter video of the Dam on ancestry visit to Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland. This dam led to the formation of Loch Faskally and was constructed between 1947 and 1950 as part of the Tummel Hydro-Electric Power Scheme. The power station and dam are considered to be, architecturally speaking, one of the most successful of the Hydro-Board's projects. There is no overhead clutter of transformers or power lines as all power is transmitted underground to Clunie power station. The power station is faced in pre-cast concrete to fit in with the mass concrete dam. The two automatic drum gates were the first of their type and size used in Britain and were designed and built by Glenfield and Kennedy of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. The hollow drum gates open automatically, rotating forward on a keel hinge at an angle of travel of 65 degrees into a flotation chamber, thus allowing the impounded water to spill over the crest.

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