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TITLE
Sluice Valves under Construction at Dam, Kinlochleven
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_5706
PLACENAME
Kinlochleven
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
37335
KEYWORDS
Kinlochleven
dam
Blackwater Reservoir
navvy
construction
Sluice Valves under Construction at Dam, Kinlochleven

This postcard shows a photograph of construction work being carried out on the sluice valves on the Kinlochleven Dam. The dam, measuring 914 metres in length and 27 metres in height, is the longest in the Highlands and its completion created the Blackwater Reservoir. A significant project, it was one of the final undertakings of the traditional 'navvy' workforce. Built at an elevation of over 300 metres, it required some 6 km of concrete aqueduct and almost 13 km of steel pipe.

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Sluice Valves under Construction at Dam, Kinlochleven

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

Kinlochleven; dam; Blackwater Reservoir; navvy; construction

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This postcard shows a photograph of construction work being carried out on the sluice valves on the Kinlochleven Dam. The dam, measuring 914 metres in length and 27 metres in height, is the longest in the Highlands and its completion created the Blackwater Reservoir. A significant project, it was one of the final undertakings of the traditional 'navvy' workforce. Built at an elevation of over 300 metres, it required some 6 km of concrete aqueduct and almost 13 km of steel pipe.