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TITLE
Laggan Dam
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0074
PLACENAME
River Spean
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Laggan
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31962
KEYWORDS
postcards
dams
hydro-electric
Laggan Dam

This postcard from the mid 20th century shows Laggan Dam.

Situated four miles west of Loch Laggan, the dam was built by the British Aluminium Company to provide hydro-electricity for their aluminium smelter at Inverlochy near Fort William. Completed in 1934, the dam crosses the River Spean, harnessing the waters of Loch Laggan. Water runs by tunnel to Loch Treig and thence by underground tunnel fifteen miles before descending through pipes down the shoulder of Ben Nevis.

Now part of Alcan Inc., the company is a key employer in the area. Excess power from the Lochaber and Kinlochleven power stations is sold to the National Grid.

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Laggan Dam

INVERNESS: Laggan

postcards; dams; hydro-electric

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from the mid 20th century shows Laggan Dam. <br /> <br /> Situated four miles west of Loch Laggan, the dam was built by the British Aluminium Company to provide hydro-electricity for their aluminium smelter at Inverlochy near Fort William. Completed in 1934, the dam crosses the River Spean, harnessing the waters of Loch Laggan. Water runs by tunnel to Loch Treig and thence by underground tunnel fifteen miles before descending through pipes down the shoulder of Ben Nevis. <br /> <br /> Now part of Alcan Inc., the company is a key employer in the area. Excess power from the Lochaber and Kinlochleven power stations is sold to the National Grid.