Glasgow, Scotland

So long, Inverkip!

Date October 2007
Posted October 2012
Glasgow's long-defunct gas-powered station finally gets the chop
The morning sun beamed in through the roof and walls of the turbine hall. Caught in it's autumn glare the colossal and expansive machinery stood still, long since shutdown and awaiting it's inevitable fate. Back then in 2007 imminent demolition was speculated and so it was reasoned that any exploration of the plant should be undertaken sooner rather than later. As it happens - and as is so often the way - the fatal blow has only just been dealt, half a decade later. For those of us that traipsed through the huge halls and along the gantries, climbed up to the roof and lounged around in the fantastic control centre, it's probably with a little sadness that we see it go. But go it must.

Lacking the scruffy charm of disused power stations such as High Marnham and Battersea, Inverkip's appeal was in it's sheer scale and intact condition. The place was simply massive, the lights were on and the 70s-era phones had dial tones. All of that is now gone, replaced by a large heap of rubble and steel to be carted off and recycled. Here then is a brief pictorial record of what used to be.

Inverkip Power Station, Inverkip, Scotland (2007) courtesy of adventuretwo.net

Inverkip Power Station, Inverkip, Scotland (2007) courtesy of adventuretwo.net

Inverkip Power Station, Inverkip, Scotland (2007) courtesy of adventuretwo.net

Inverkip Power Station, Inverkip, Scotland (2007) courtesy of adventuretwo.net

Inverkip Power Station, Inverkip, Scotland (2007) courtesy of adventuretwo.net

Inverkip Power Station, Inverkip, Scotland (2007) courtesy of adventuretwo.net

Inverkip Power Station, Inverkip, Scotland (2007) courtesy of adventuretwo.net

Inverkip Power Station, Inverkip, Scotland (2007) courtesy of adventuretwo.net
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