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Jul 12th, 2016

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More progress

Things are coming on apace now.  In the pump house all the electrics are now wired in and attached to the turbine.  There is a new door lying on its side outside so these may be some of the last shots I can take of the interior. The tailrace was completed today; the last tree […]

May 22nd, 2016

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Further updates on Hydro

Sunday today and just back from holiday so walked the site from top to bottom as there have been a number of updates since we went away. At the top end, the Donich is still running diverted from its main bed, but the concrete dam seems nearly finished.  There is a corrugated concrete construction in […]

May 10th, 2016

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Cladding and perhaps some progress on the path

The pump house is now largely covered in wood cladding.  It actually doesn’t look bad, although I see little evidence of the recessing into the ground which had been promised during the planning process. On the hillside, there is some evidence that the reconstruction of the path may be beginning (just as well as there […]

Apr 27th, 2016

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Some more changes

Some kind of equipment is now being fitted into the pump house.  I am wondering if this may be the sound insulation…. It also looks as though part of the hillside is in the process of reconstruction as a large wall of boulders has been built in to part of the gash in the hillside […]

Apr 21st, 2016

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Progress at the Pumphouse

The pump house is nearly finished and two large objects that look like air conditioning units are sitting in front of it.  They are labelled ‘sound control’ so I am guessing they must be noise insulation. I’ve not heard anything further from the Trust or anyone else on the Finance update which had been supposed […]