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St. Fillans Power Station - Access Tunnel

St. Fillans Power Station sign

OS Grid Ref: NN 69045 2460
Date opened: 1957
Date closed : Operational



The portal to the tunnel which gives access to St. Fillans power station is located at the West end of the village of St. Fillans, on an unmarked road, just a few yards off from & above the A85. This is how it usually appears; a chain marks the boundary of the public road, a small parking area, and immediately the portal to the access tunnel. Note the transformer compound to the left, the wire mesh over unstable rock above the portal, and beyond the retaining wall above the wire mesh lies the trackbed of the long-closed railway:

St. Fillans access tunnel portal

Photo: St. Fillans access tunnel portal
Photo by: Mike Ross



A less common sight; the roller gate is up, and someone is at home:

St. Fillans access tunnel portal

Photo: St. Fillans access tunnel portal
Photo by: Mike Ross


St. Fillans has the shortest access tunnel of any Scottish underground station (well except for Clachan, but that's cut & cover - quite different). Less than 200ft, straight into the loading bay - you can see the exposed rock walls of the station clearly:

St. Fillans access tunnel

Photo: St. Fillans access tunnel
Photo by: Mike Ross


Looking back up the access tunnel to daylight:

St. Fillans access tunnel

Photo: St. Fillans access tunnel
Photo by: Mike Ross



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