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Power from Water and Wind

During the 1920s and 1930s, a flood of men poured into the Dee Valley north of Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas, there to build the 112-Megawatt hydroelectric scheme. Five dams and as many power-stations, together provide at least a third of the Region's electricity. The rest comes from nuclear power at Chapelcross, from which power is also exported to England and to the Midland Valley of Scotland.

However, the Region's steady winds have made it a prime candidate for wind turbine installations, some of which are already found in remote parts of the Southern Uplands. The most visible turbines are those in the distance at Anthorn, across the Solway in Cumbria.

Power Station
Fish Ladder
Dee Barrage
Loch Ken
Wind Farm Chapelcross
Power Station
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Views of Galloway started 12th March 1998,
last updated 12th March 1998.