MHG58693 - Loch Loyne Dam
A dam built in the 1950s as part of the Great Glen Hydroelectric Power Scheme.
Type and Period (1)
- DAM (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
- None recorded
This mass gravity dam of 1956 is 1800 feet in length (548.64 m) and is still in use. <1>
Loch Loyne provides a secondary catchment for the northern section of the Great Glen scheme, feeding water via a tunnel to Cluanie Dam (MHG37170). The dam is of relatively low profile with a fixed spillway and dispersal valve. An internal gallery gives access to the valve-house when the dam is on spill or dispersal valve is open. The valve-house also houses a compensation set with the tailrace providing water to the river. The comp set is deeply recessed to maximise the available head in what is otherwise a relatively shallow dam. The dam is of a relatively small scale and of predominantly standard design. This structure was recorded as part of HES' Hydro-Electric Digitisation Project during 2010-11. <2>
GIS Spatial data created 2018 based OS Master Map. <3>
- <1> Text/Publication/Monograph: Payne, P. L.. 1988. The hydro: a study of the development of the major hydro-electric schemes undertaken by the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board. Pg 152.
- <2> Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).
- <3> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Mastermap. Digital. XY
|Grid reference||Centred NH 2004 0794 (332m by 402m)|
|Civil Parish||URQUHART AND GLENMORISTON|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/312944/loch-loyne-dam (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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