Three hydro schemes are being constructed on Corrour Estate. The electricity generated by the hydro schemes is being fed into the National Grid at Kinloch Rannoch and a private wire links the output of the three powerhouses into a main cable which runs from a new SSE Switchroom (Switchroom No 2) at Corrour Youth Hostel southwards over the hill to the SSE Switchroom (Switchroom No. 1) on Dunan Estate. A desk study of the route was carried out by Jennifer Robertson and a walk over survey of the route was carried out by Fiona Baker in advance of construction works. A Written Scheme of Investigation for Archaeological Work during the construction of the Private Wire Grid Connection, Corrour Estate Hydroelectric Schemes, From Clach an Fhuarain to Dunan Estate, Kinloch Rannoch, Perth and Kinross. Prepared on behalf of Hydroplan UK by Firat Archaeological Services 22 January 2015 was also prepared at the request of Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust. The private wire route was constructed without the archaeologist being notified and no watching briefs were carried out during the track upgrading and excavation work. All archaeological sites had been flagged but recommended fencing had not been installed the contractor. The cable trench was excavated on the right hand side (generally West) of the track travelling from Corrour to Dunan. The completed private wire route was assessed on 18 August 2015 by Fiona Baker, Firat Archaeological Services accompanied by Jimmy Hamilton of Hydroplan. The results of this walkover and recommendations for some mitigation works were provided.<1>
Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Baker, F.. 2015. Corrour Hydro Schemes Grid Connection, Corrour Estate, Lochaber, Highland: Report on the Archaeological Walk Over Survey of the Grid Connection Route from Corrour Youth Hostel to Dunan Estate after installation of the cable on 18 August 2015. Firat Archaeological Services. Digital.
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Corrour Estate, Lochaber
Centred NN 3864 6367 (12032m by 11712m)
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