It’s one of the more unlikely tales in the history of Scottish energy. But, more than 45 years ago, plans were launched for an £85million nuclear power plant in a north-east village. Today’s edition of Your Life magazine chronicles how atomic energy became linked with Stake Ness in Boyndie. Writing in April 1970, the Press and Journal writer, Cuthbert Graham, claimed the “universal reaction” in the area was that the development was the “best thing that could have happened.” He makes reference to William Reid, a tenant farmer of Upper Dallachy, who smiled at the prospect of the “profound upheaval” and “change” which would land on his doorstep. Once the two reactor and generator units had been created, a new road network was expected to materialise to serve the farming community. The possibility of a nuclear power plant at Stake Ness was still being discussed as late as September 1983.
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On this day in 1957, Scotland s first nuclear power station, at Dounreay, went critical .
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