Marian Pallister - Cruachan (The Hollow Mountain) (2nd Hand Paperback)
'Cruachan!' was the battle cry of the Campbells.
In the early 1960's, the invasion of the 3,000 men who hollowed out Argyll's noblest and highest mountain as part of a massive hydroelectric project could have annihilated the local community.
The people of Loch Awe, Dalmally and Taynuilt welcomed the invaders, embraced the project and emerged the winners.
Fifty years on, an integrated community still lives under the Hollow Mountain, and the cry 'Cruachan!' signifies a Scottish success story.
In this book, based on interviews, media reports, court reports and film archive material, Marian Pallister tells the story of the project - featuring the extraordinary experience of those who worked on the mountain as well as the effects on the local community of one of the biggest civil engineering projects ever to have been undertaken in Scotland.
She also considers the long-term effects of the project, looking at how the community was changed by the experience.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Non-Fiction - Architecture, Design & Engineering
- Published : 2015 (Birlinn)
- ISBN : 9781780272207
- SKU : B001977
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"This is a wonderful story of the 'Hydro Boys' that built the dam and the hydro-electric power station in Ben Cruachan, rightly know as the hollow mountain. The building project not only changed the mountain but the local communities as well and this is a superbly researched book with the stories of those that came to the mountain but also those that lived in its shadow." - Google Review.
Marian Pallister has been a journalist since 1965 and has worked all over the world, particularly in Africa, India and the Balkans. She has won awards for feature-writing and has been Scottish Journalist of the Year.