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Britain’s first commercial Hydro-Electric Power Station 1926

Britain’s first commercial Hydro-Electric Power Station. Bonnington Power Station was constructed in 1926 by the Clyde Valley Electrical Power Co.

There’s a film clip of the construction, in part, on the British Film Institute’s Youtube:

When there’s enough rainfall or when the power stations closes for maintenance, you can see the Falls of Clyde in full natural force crash down the steep gorge.

Contact details:
E. fallsofclyde@swt.org.uk
http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserve/falls-of-clyde/