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TITLE
Cruachan, Loch Etive
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_005
PLACENAME
Ben Cruachan
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardchattan and Muckairn
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
28861
KEYWORDS
moutains
lochs
Hydro-electricity
power
energy
Cruachan, Loch Etive

The Cruachan Horseshoe lies between Loch Etive and Loch Awe. Ben Cruachan, the highest point in Argyll and Bute, stands above the Pass of Brander at a height of 1126m (3694ft). The name is derived from the Gaelic for 'stacked hill'.

Ben Cruachan houses the Cruachan Hydro-electric power station within a massive cavern. The power station has been operational since 1966 and is capable of generating 440MW of electricity. It is used to deal with periods of peak demand on the National Grid.

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Cruachan, Loch Etive

ARGYLL: Ardchattan and Muckairn

moutains; lochs; Hydro-electricity; power; energy

J I R Martin

The Cruachan Horseshoe lies between Loch Etive and Loch Awe. Ben Cruachan, the highest point in Argyll and Bute, stands above the Pass of Brander at a height of 1126m (3694ft). The name is derived from the Gaelic for 'stacked hill'.<br /> <br /> Ben Cruachan houses the Cruachan Hydro-electric power station within a massive cavern. The power station has been operational since 1966 and is capable of generating 440MW of electricity. It is used to deal with periods of peak demand on the National Grid.