Click for Bookshop

Spey Dam and Reservoir

Located in the Central Highlands, the Spey Dam and Reservoir represent the upper-most part of the Lochaber Hydro-Electric Power Scheme built by the British Aluminium Company in 1944 and now owned and operated by the multi-national Alcan. The dam blocks the River Spey 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Newtonmore, creating the reservoir. Water flows out of the reservoir through a canal to Loch Crunachdan at the mouth of Glen Shirra, from where it enters a tunnel emerging in Loch Laggan.


Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better