It’s been a while since my last trip, and it was very good to see the old place again before demolition gets too far along.
For those who don’t know (where have you been?) Inverkip is a large oil-fired power station on the Firth of Clyde, built just before the oil crisis of the ’70s it was always a bit of a white elephant and only briefly reached full capacity during the miner’s strikes.
First visit, while waiting for dawn, was to the control room:
Some rooms alongside the control room:
With dawn, up to the top of the boiler houses and working downwards.
Down to the boiler level:
Next, the turbine house:
Finally, some dismantling – these are giant valves from one of the turbines.