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Published by (Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum) in (Glencoe) .
Written in English


  • Kinlochleven (Highland Region, Scotland) -- History.

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Edition Notes

Cover title.

Statementby Barbara Fairweather.
ContributionsGlencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum.
LC ClassificationsDA890.K/
The Physical Object
Pagination12p. :
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19315392M

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The village of Kinlochleven was developed in the early ’s when the then North British Aluminium Company harnessed two of the Highlands natural assets – water and hills – to create the Blackwater Reservoir, a hydro-electric plant and the Kinlochleven Aluminium Smelter. Kinlochleven lies at the eastern end of the beautiful sea loch, Loch Leven, seven miles east of Glencoe. The village's fortunes have fluctuated over the years, and it would be fair to say it saw in the third millennium "between booms". Kinlochleven is hemmed in by high mountains at the head of beautiful Loch Leven, about 7 miles east of Glencoe village. The aluminium smelter that led to the town's development in the early 20th century has long since closed, and the opening of the Ballachulish Bridge in the s allowed the main road to bypass it completely. Old Kinlochleven and the Highland Aluminium Industry Paperback – 25 Sep by Guthrie Hutton (Author)4/5(5).

Kinlochleven Aluminium Works, built by the British Aluminium Co Ltd. Powered by the largest British hydro-electric power of itsday (capac kW) with fourteen Pelton turbines. The water is drawn from a gravity dam [ NN26SW ] on the Blackwater [Reservoir] at NN The works is in two parts. Kinlochleven owes its existence to water. At the beginning of the 20th century, the North British Aluminium Company pioneered hydroelectric generation in the Scottish Highlands, building a smelter at the head of Loch Leven and a dam to harness the power of the Black Water and Ciaran Water rivers. In the complex closed and. Location: Kinlochleven, Highlands. Length: yards (double line, approximately miles of track in total). Locos: Two batches of 4 wheeled overhead electric stock. Locos 1 and 2 were ordered from Dick Kerr of Preston in and numbers 3 and 4 from Metropolitan Vickers in . Within two years it was renamed as Ballachulish & Glencoe and renamed again following the opening of the 'new' road between Glencoe Village and Kinlochleven in as Ballachulish (Glencoe) for Kinlochleven. Apart for a short closure in , this latter name remained until closure in Area: Highland.

The Massacre of Glencoe. The infamy of the massacre of Glencoe is not so much in the numbers killed, but in the way it was carried out. In , King William the Third, recognising the resurgence of the Jacobite cause, ordered all the clan chiefs to . School and community library opened in August It is a single room attached to the school, entered through the main school door. The library also serves as an Access Point signposting local services. School holiday opening hours: Mon: – , – Tue: – , – , – Read more»Read more. Order books - or browse our catalogue. ITEMS in your basket TOTAL: page 1/ 1 2 3 A short history of the Edinburgh based railway company (which also had a few lines in As the introduction to this fact-filled little book says ‘At the end of the 19th century Kinlochleven did not exist‘. It was a combination more: £ Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.