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SSE powers on cantilevered Pitlochry dam visitor centre

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January 30 2017

SSE powers on cantilevered Pitlochry dam visitor centre
Energy supplier SSE has lifted on the Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre after beavering away on the attraction for two years.

Designed by BSP Architects and delivered by CCG the centre has been conceived as an outreach facility to communicate the company’s role in developing hydro-electric power throughout the Highlands as well as informing tourists as to how salmon navigate their way up a fish ladder to upriver spawning grounds.

SSE head of heritage, Gillian O’Reilly, said: “Built on stilts on the banks of the River Tummel; it’s deliberately designed to make the most of the stunning views of the dam and Loch Faskally, and I hope people will, like me, be bowled over.”

A dramatic design includes a 60-seat café suspended above the ground to afford the best views possible of the dam and River Tummel below.
The visitor centre will include an exhibition area, shop and cafe
The visitor centre will include an exhibition area, shop and cafe
Visitors can learn how a fish ladder allows salmon to bypass the dam
Visitors can learn how a fish ladder allows salmon to bypass the dam

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