Faskally, Loch

Loch Faskally
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Loch Faskally

Located a half-mile (1 km) northwest of Pitlochry in Perth and Kinross, Loch Faskally is a long and narrow man-made reservoir which occupies a narrow section of Strath Tummel, impounding the combined waters of the Tummel and Garry. It is retained by the 16.5-m (54-feet) high Pitlochry Dam which was built in 1947-50 as part of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board's Tummel Hydro-Electric Power Scheme. Water is fed through generators at the Pitlochry Power Station and a salmon fish ladder which both attract large numbers of visitors annually. A picturesque riverside picnic area on the northwest shore of the loch is accessed through the Clunie Memorial Arch which is built to the exact dimensions of the tunnel that carries water from Loch Tummel to the Clunie Power Station.

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