When it opened in 1952, Kerry Falls’ two main turbines powered about 350 homes around Gairloch. They are fed from a dam at Loch Bad an Scalaig. In the 1940s and 1950s, the government built a number of small hydro systems to serve isolated communities. Today, Kerry Falls feeds into the national network.
Hydro in the Highlands
In 1943, only one in a hundred crofts in the Highlands had electricity. But in just a few decades, affordable electricity would transform the way people lived. Hydro power made this