When was Pitlochry dam built?

When was Pitlochry dam built?

Pitlochry Dam was built between 1947 and 1951 as part of a networks of dams in the Highlands to generate electricity. The River Tummel was dammed, flooding the old Pitlochry Highland Games field, today known as Loch Faskally.

Can you walk over Pitlochry Dam?

Walk along the dam wall. There are a number of explanation plaques and fine views up the loch and down below the dam over the River Tummel and fish ladder. Follow the River Tummel down below the dam. To your right is Pitlochry Festival Theatre and the Explorer’s Garden, both are worth stopping at if you have the time.

How often does Pitlochry Dam open?

It is open Wednesday to Sunday 10:00am – 4:30pm with free admission and free Wi-Fi. Cafe and shop are now open but exhibition space is closed until further notice. SSE’s Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre opened in January 2017 and has welcomed over 300,000 visitors to date.

Who built Pitlochry Dam?

Designed and built by Glenfield and Kennedy of Kilmarnock, these were the first of their type installed in Britain. Refurbished in 1998, each gate is 27.5m (90 feet) in length and weighs 157 tonnes. Similar gates were installed at the Clunie Dam to the northwest.

How old is Pitlochry?

Pitlochry today is a bustling tourist town and has been welcoming visitors for over 170 years. The name comes from the Gaelic “Pit Cloich Aire”, meaning “place of the Sentinel Stone” and it was originally a Pictish settlement.

Can you swim in Loch Faskally?

A Perth and Kinross Council spokesperson said: “We were disappointed to learn of this incident as wild swimmers and anglers are both entitled to use Loch Faskally. “The Scottish Outdoor Access Code has advice for all water users on how to enjoy places like Loch Faskally responsibly.

Is there anything to do in Pitlochry?

Nestled in the lush countryside of Aberfeldy, just outside Pitlochry, explore a whole host of exciting outdoor activities, including canyoning, mountain biking, paintballing, quad biking, abseiling and more.

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