Hydroelectric Developments in the Scottish Highlands

by Asit K. Biswas,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1965, Vol. 91, Issue 1, Pg. 23-38

Document Type: Journal Paper


The growth of hydroelectric power in Scotland, available for public supply schemes from a mere 188,000 kw in 1942, to over 1,046,708 kw at the end of 1963, is outlined. During the same period, the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board has built 60 dams and spent some £ 259,667,000 in the process. The interesting aspects of certain schemes have been described together with the efforts made to maintain fishing and landscape. The contributions of water power to the economic developments of the Scottish Highlands have been examined.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Professional societies | Dams | Water-based recreation | Landscaping | Economic factors | Water supply | Scotland | United Kingdom | Europe

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