Errochty Dam – Watercolour/Ink in a Watercolour Moleskine

This small dam lies at the head of Glen Errochty about 8 miles to the north of Kinloch Rannoch. There are many small, and quite a few large, dams in Scotland the idea is to generate hydroelectric power. Lots of the existing structures were built in the 1950′s. It was said, at the time, that the electricity to be generated would be so plentiful it would be too cheap to “meter”. Alas, this was not to be as demand for power has increased, and continues to increase, annually. Despite having 85% of the UK’s hydro power (we have lots of rain in Scotland) our fuel bills are still too much. The latest schemes, for “renewable energy” are now being concentrated on wind and tidal power. Maybe, one day, electricity will come at a reasonable price.