Cruachan - The Hollow Mountain


The technical details of the building of the hydro-electric project around Loch Awe in Argyll, and the powerhouse inside Ben Cruachan, are well told in ‘The Dam Builders - Power from the Glens’,

This fascinating book differs in that it relates instead how the people of Loch Awe, and the local communities of Dalmally and Taynuilt welcomed the 3000 invading workmen and embraced the project, even if it was to change their traditional way of life forever. Fifty years on, a thriving community still lives under the Hollow Mountain, and benefits - both directly and indirectly from it.

224 pages. 12 B&W illustrations. Paperback