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Dumfries and Galloway

A power-generation settlement in the Glenkens of Dumfries and Galloway, Kendoon lies immediately to the east of the junction of the Water of Ken and the Water of Deugh, 4 miles (6.5 km) north northwest of St John's Town of Dalry. Built in the 1930s to accommodate workers operating the Galloway Hydro-Electric Power Scheme for the South of Scotland Electricity Board (SSEB). The settlement includes the Kendoon Power Station and an electricity distribution substations. Access is via a mile-long (1.5 km) private access road, or footbridges which cross the rivers from the A713 road. This gives rise to access problems for the residents in the winter months, compounded when Scottish Power (the privatised successor to SSEB) closed the footbridges due to corrosion in 2010.

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