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    (Copied and pasted). Longannet power station was a large coal-fired power station in Fife. It was the last coal-fired power station in Scotland, capable of co-firing biomass, natural gas and sludge. Gotta love that sludge. The station is situated on the north bank of the Firth of Forth, near Kincardine on Forth.

    Its generating capacity of 2,400 megawatts was the highest of any power station in Scotland. The station began generating electricity in 1970, and when it became fully operational it was the largest coal-fired station in Europe. At the time of closure it was the third largest, after Bełchatów in Poland and Drax in England, and the 21st most polluting. Go team Longannet.

    The station was opened in 1973 and operated by the South of Scotland Electricity Board until 1990 when its operation was handed over to Scottish Power following privatisation. After failing to win a contract from National Grid, Longannet closed on 24 March 2016.

    The station is a regional landmark, dominating the Forth skyline with its 183 m (600 ft) chimney stack. Longannet lacked cooling towers, having instead used water from the River Forth for cooling. I can also see it from Chateau SG.

    Visited with the 3 stooges over the course of several weeks, with a fair share of avoiding security patrols, staff, contractors and still operating machinery.








































































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    Incredible stuff! I love those control room chairs, very Star Trek.

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    Very cool.

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    Stunning! Should be in NP though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminal Decline View Post
    Stunning! Should be in NP though
    We don't urbex police here, if you've got an issue with something someone has done take it up with them directly. Ta.

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    Terminal Decline: That would normally be the case, but the best of the site is now gone. The interior is now partially stripped and bits have been demolished.

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    Awesome photos those. I do love a bit of industry.
    I think I could spend a lifetime in a power station. There's so much to see in them.
    Full of meaty goodness.

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    OMG my eye balls have just had an orgasim
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    As Cuban said the building still stands but the demo team are doing what they did at Inverkip and Cockenzie. The cathedral was gone last time in and the chimney is by its self with no surrounding cover(listed as last to comedown). There will be explosives controlled demolition this week suspect that will be the top condenser units that where above the cathedral part that get blown.

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    Doesn't much better than this, stunning shots man! We had this one planned on our trip but we dodged it last minute as it had been part demolished.
    Informative and interesting urban exploration content...
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRO...e7PFGoxghAqKsA

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