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TITLE
Vaich Dam, Garve
EXTERNAL ID
PAW23140B
PLACENAME
Loch Vaich
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Contin
DATE OF IMAGE
1958
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21198
KEYWORDS
hydro-electric
power stations
dams
lochs
Vaich Dam, Garve

Vaich Dam was built as part of the second phase of the Conon Valley hydro-electric scheme. Its construction created Loch Vaich. Water is taken from here and Loch Droma into another 'new' loch, Glascarnoch, formed by the construction of Glascarnoch Dam. An 8km tunnel takes water to Mossford power station.

Hydro-electricity uses the power of running water to operate turbines in the power stations. It was first used in Scotland in 1890 near Fort Augustus


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Vaich Dam, Garve

ROSS: Contin

1950s

hydro-electric; power stations; dams; lochs

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

Vaich Dam was built as part of the second phase of the Conon Valley hydro-electric scheme. Its construction created Loch Vaich. Water is taken from here and Loch Droma into another 'new' loch, Glascarnoch, formed by the construction of Glascarnoch Dam. An 8km tunnel takes water to Mossford power station.<br /> <br /> Hydro-electricity uses the power of running water to operate turbines in the power stations. It was first used in Scotland in 1890 near Fort Augustus <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.