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Cruachan: The Hollow Mountain (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 16/07/2015
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'Cruachan!' was the battle cry of the Campbells. In the early 1960s, the invasion of the 3,000 men who hollowed out Argyll's noblest and highest mountain as part of a massive hydroelectric project could have annihilated the local community. Instead, the people of Loch Awe, Dalmally and Taynuilt welcomed the invaders, embraced the project and emerged the winners. Fifty years on, an integrated community still lives under the Hollow Mountain, and the cry 'Cruachan!' signifies a Scottish success story. In this book, based on interviews, media reports, court reports and film archive material, Marian Pallister tells the story of the project - featuring the extraordinary experience of those who worked on the mountain as well as the effects on the local community of one of the biggest civil engineering projects ever to have been undertaken in Scotland. She also considers the long-term effects of the project, looking at how the community was changed by the experience.

Publisher: Birlinn General
ISBN: 9781780272207
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 273 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 20 mm

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“The Hydro Boys in Argyll”

This is a wonderful story of the 'Hydro Boys' that built the dam and the hydro-electric power station in Ben Cruachan, rightly know as the hollow mountain. The building project not only changed the mountain... More

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