Cairngorms National Park

Uath Lochans from Farleitter Crag, Kingussie

Last tower toppled in National Park

6th September 2017

The final steel transmission tower to be removed from the Cairngorms National Park as part of the Beauly-Denny project has now been successfully toppled, against the spectacular backdrop of the historical Ruthven Barracks site.

The removal of the infrastructure was made possible as part of the Beauly-Denny project, which when planning approval was granted in 2010 included a number of commitments, including the removal of significant sections of electricity transmission lines from the Cairngorms National Park.

Over 300 transmission towers have now been removed from the Cairngorms National Park, covering a distance of over 90km, resulting in over 1500 tonnes of steel for recycling, with the Cairngorms National Park now largely free of electricity transmission infrastructure.

Cairngorms National Park Chief Executive, Grant Moir said: “A whole swathe of the Park now has no towers within it at all and this has opened up the views of the Cairngorms for people to enjoy.”

Read the full story here.