28 Jul 2013

Scotland tallest freestanding structure to be destroyed


Scotland’s tallest free standing structure, the Inverkip power station’s tower, will be demolished tomorrow (28th July 2013) using explosives.

The chimney, at 236 m (778 feet) contains contains more than 1.4 million bricks and 20,000 tonnes of concrete,  and is the third tallest free-standing structure in the UK.

Although built in 1970, due to the soaring price of oil in the 1970s the station was never commercially operated - except in 1984 and 1985, as a result of coal shortages.

I was lucky enough to view it recently, while it existed. The height of the chimney is awesome.