Errochty power station is the largest on the Tummel Valley scheme. A 10km tunnel from Loch Errochty feeds its turbines and they discharge into Loch Tummel. Architect James Shearer used stone from the tunnel to cover the building. Designing power stations to blend into the landscape made them better accepted by local people.
Hydro in Perthshire
In the 1940s, hydro power brought electricity to rural Scotland and transformed the way people lived. Today, we care for this legacy but also invest in the future through new hydro stations and wind farms.
Tummel Valley Scheme
The Tummel Valley scheme collects water from 1,800 square km of the Grampian Mountains. The main storage reservoir is Loch Ericht. In the 1930s, this area became one of the first in Scotland to be developed for hydro power.