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Hydro power



WATER power is not new. It used to be a thing of beauty and wonder but these days hydro electric schemes conjure up images of ugly scars in the landscape, deep potholes in the public roads, large lumps of concrete in species-rich, post-glacial ravines, and the loss of many plants, insects and bird habitats.

For generations water has been harnessed from our hillsides to turn wheels and stones to produce flour and spin circular saw blades to shape timber. Meal mills at Acharn, Bunavullin, Savary, Ranachan and Bourblaige in Morvern and Ardnamurchan once fed a high population and, in the hills above Strontian, huge industrial water-driven pumps and ore-crushers sustained the great lead-mining works of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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