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Date set for Inverkip tower drop…

Scotland’s tallest free-standing tower down by month’s end.

The chimney at the former Inverkip Power Station in Inverclyde will be demolished on 28 July, it has been announced.

Scottish Power said Scotland’s tallest free-standing structure, near Greenock, would be brought down using explosives.

The plans to demolish the 236 metre tall chimney – the tallest free-standing strusture in Scotland and third largest in the UK – have been agreed following talks with experts and local agencies.

The operation will marks the end of a power station which was never able to fully operate as intended.

The oil-fired facility was given planning permission in 1970, and was designed to meet peak demand and provide flexibility to the electricity supply network.

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