Methil no more...

Power Station
Power Station

Hundreds of Fifers gathered along the coastline to witness Methil’s iconic power station be demolished by explosive charges.

Often described as a blot on the landscape, the station was barely visible due to a thick fog as boilers 1 and 2 were brought to earth with a shuddering bang by contractors Brown and Mason.

A process to clear the materials has now begun and will last a number of weeks. The landmark ‘lum’ is due to be brought down, also by explosive charges, in the summer.

Commissioned in 1965 for the South of Scotland Electricity Board, the power station was last owned by Scottish Power, whose lease of the land, owned by Forth Ports, ends in 2012.

It is expected the land will then be used for leisure and tourism.

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