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Loyne, Loch

A reservoir occupying much of Glen Loyne in Highland Council Area, Loch Loyne lies between Glen Garry and Glen Cluanie. A dam at its eastern end was constructed in 1956 to provide a head of water as part of the Garry-Moriston Hydro-Electric Scheme, sending water north into another reservoir, Loch Cluanie, via a tunnel. The concrete gravity dams retaining both reservoirs were constructed using blast-furnace slag as a substitute for 70% of the cement which would otherwise have been required. This was the first time this technique was used in Britain. The River Loyne issues from the loch.


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