Kinlochleven, Scotland

 This evening, I am posting information on the remote town of Kinlochleven in the Scottish Highlands.

Kinlochleven owes its origins to an aluminium smelter built in 1909 which was powered by a massive hydro-electric scheme using water from a dam created in the mountains, high above the town. The smelter was closed in 2000 after which substantial assets and land were transferred to a local Community Trust. However, electricity generation continues. Kinlochleven is reinventing itself as an outdoor activity centre. In relatively close proximity are Glencoe, Fort William and Rannoch Moor. The West Highland Way ensures a regular flow of visitors as the town is situated on that long-distance hiking route.

Loch Leven and the River Leven provide for water based activities. In the town is the Ice Factor which provides for indoor ice and rock climbing.

 A very interesting, if somewhat remote town, which is deserving of a visit.

Kinlochleven

Kinlochleven, Scotland

River Leven at Kinlochleven, Scotland

River Leven at kinlochleven, Scotland

River Leven at Kinlochleven, Scotland

Kinlochleven Hydro Scheme

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