|Two films about the construction of major Hydro Electric Schemes in Scotland. The programme comprises:
The Moriston Project (1956, b/w) - filmed from 1952 to 1956 this shows the creation of the scheme at Glen Moriston by Mitchell Construction who hailed from Lincolnshire and who were taken over years later by Tarmac. Features plant and equipment - much use being made of Muir Hill dumpers. This was an era of hard work and quite primitive plant and equipment. Harsh conditions are evident, especially undergtound.
Cruachan (1966, colour) - this film shows the construction of the pumped-storage Hydro-Electric scheme at Loch Awe, Argyll. Again a fascinating construction film including the tunnelling for the turbine chamber. Full details are shown of steel foundry making and finishing of stainless steel castings, construction of steel cables, circuit breakers and switchgear. As well as steel pylons and electrical conductors in snowy and severe conditions. Scenes also show heavy electrical equipment to the site.
DVD running time: 81 mins b/w.