In 1956 the government of the time decided that Scotland required more power stations and compulsory bought 160 acres of land and a long public enquiry ensued. Shortly after this in 1957 work began constructing Hunterston A which began operation in 1964. A few years later in 1967 the next station was on its way and it started operation in 1976.

In this section you can find out more on the two nuclear power stations on Hunterston land.

If anyone is in Edinburgh, could you please visit the National Archives of Scotland and obtain copies of the Public Enquiry for both stations so they can be places on here for all to view.
Hunterston A
Hunterston B
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