Basic Site Details

Name: Conon Valley Hydro Electric Scheme, Achanalt Power Station and Dam and fish pass
Town, district or village: Lochluichart (Loch Luichart)
City or county: Ross and Cromarty
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Conon Hydro-Electric Scheme  
Item 2 of 2Loch A' Chuilinn   

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Power station  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3c. February 1952July 1955 Drawings dated
Item 2 of 31957 Opened 
Item 3 of 38 March 1957 Build/construction'built from stone quarried within the Board's area' per Builder p481


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3Shearer & AnnandArchitectural practiceA1952c. 1955 
Item 2 of 3George AnnandArchitectAc. September 1952c. 1955 
Item 3 of 3James Grant ShearerArchitectAc. September 1952c. 1955 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp435
Item 2 of 6Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp7
Item 3 of 6Miller, J2002The Dam Builders: Power from the Glens  p92
Item 4 of 6Payne, Peter L1988The Hydro: a Study in the Development of the Major Hydro-Eletric Scheme Undertaken by the North of Scotland Hydro-Electr   
Item 5 of 6Scottish Hydro Electric2002Power from the Glens  p10
Item 6 of 6Wood, Emma2002The Hydro Boys  p30

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architectural Heritage2003XIV Article by Siobhan MacConnachie
Item 2 of 2Builder8 March 1957  p481

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51705 
Item 2 of 3NASNSE North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board Collection NSE, NSE1, NSE2
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSShearer and Annand Collection SA 1950/55/1-12, SA 1950/56/1, SA 1950/57/1-5, SA 1950/58/1-4