104 High Street, Fort William, Highland, PH33 6AD
Fort William lies at the southern end of the Great Glen, on the shores of Loch Linnhe, Scotland’s longest sea loch. The town is the finishing point for the 95-mile West Highland Way. It’s also the end of the Great Glen Way, the long-distance footpath which passes through the Great Glen, following the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness northeast to Inverness.
A photograph, prints and text about William Halcrow.
The text reads: The Lochaber Power Scheme of the late 1920s and 30s was the biggest tunnelling scheme in the world at the time. William Halcrow bored a tunnel 5m in diameter and 24km long through the Ben Nevis massif to provide hydroelectric power for smelting aluminium in the factory at Fort William.
The tunnel takes water through Ben Nevis to two lines of enormous steel pipes that descend from a height of 182m (600 feet) into the power house of the Lochaber smelter. These pipes are a distinctive landmark of industry in the area. The smelter remains a major industry in the Fort William area.
Prints and photographs of Ben Nevis Distillery.
Artwork inspired by mountain-biking.
These relief panels have been created using old bike parts and were made to represent the sport of mountain biking in the area.
A sculpture inspired by skiing.
This ski sculpture has been created to represent another of the outdoor pursuits in the area. It has been made using antique skis to create a mountain range.
A sculpture inspired by mountain-climbing.
This sculptural installation has been made to represent the outdoor sport of mountain climbing; one of the many outdoor pursuits in and around this area.
External photograph of the building – main entrance.
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