Livishie Power Station
OS Grid Ref: NN 19210 13310(access tunnel portal)
Date opened: 1962
Date closed : Operational
Livishie was the final station to be commisioned in the Garry/Moriston scheme,
and one of the last to be built by the board.
Photo: Livishie access tunnel portal
Livishie is a small station, capacity 15MW. It doesn't have a large reservoir,
but is fed by water from several streams on the North side of the River
Moriston, gathered by tunnels and aqueducts and led to a headpond high
up on the Allt Blairaidh. From there it is lead by tunnel to the underground
Livishie power station, operating under a head of 850ft. It was completely
refurbished in the late '90s and is probably the most beautiful underground
station in Scotland:
There are 17 images of Livishie in the Records, and 4 webpages. They may all be accessed via the map at the bottom of this page, which is a clickable image map. Each area selected will open in a new window.
Regrettably none of the imagery includes data on the headworks of the scheme
- tunnels, intakes, headpond, dam etc. - these lie a long way up a private
road behind a locked gate which I have yet to successfully pentrate!
UPDATE 15th November 2005 - I obtained a key for the above-mentioned locked gate, and now have a complete story to tell about the headworks - see the headworks page.
Drilldown to high-resolution imagery IS available online for this site
- click on any image, a high-resolution version will open in a new window
A short video sequence touring the machine hall exists but is not yet online.
Photo by: Mike Ross
Photo: Livishie power station - interior
Photo by: Mike Ross
The map below is an imagemap - click on the area you wish to explore
Illustration: Map of Livishie power station area
(Clickable areas are the red text)
Illustration by: Canmap, additional legend Mike Ross
Last updated 5th March 2003
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Words and images © 2003 Michael J. Ross