Monday, May 21, 2007


The weekend news carried impressive (is that the right adjective?) pictures of the four distinctive chimneys at the old Chapelcross nuclear power station in Dumfriesshire being demolished. The Magnox power plant was the first nuclear station to be built in Scotland; it was constructed in the late 1950s and inaugurated by the then Scottish Secretary, Jack Maclay, in May 1959.

BBC Online has some excellent before-and-after pictures, and also some video footage of the demolition, which you can see by clicking here.


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