Sep 212015

ScottishPower have confirmed that the iconic chimneys will be brought down by a controlled explosion at 12 noon on Saturday 26 September 2015.  Immediately afterwards, a second controlled explosion will bring down the turbine hall structure.


chimdem109645_9973_NOTICE 221 FOR POWER STATION WORKS-page-003East Lothian Council have approved the introduction of temporary road restrictions at various locations in Prestonpans, Cockenzie and Port Seton to facilitate demolition work.  The Traffic Order can be viewed here (pdf).  The restrictions will be in place from 9a.m. to 1p.m.


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Lidl Car Park, Prestonpans will be the closest publicly accessible vantage point.

The beach affords great views of the chimneys.

The section of the beach at Morrison’s Haven has the advantage of being opposite Prestongrange Museum and Visitor Centre.

Port Seton Centre will be open on the day of the explosion and will be showing an exhibition of photographs of the Power Station.

Dalriada Bar, Portobello, will be opening at 11am to allow anyone wishing to view the demolition from their beer garden to get settled with an appropriate beverage! Fingers crossed for good weather.

The Scottish Seabird Centre will be operating special sailings to view the demolition from a vantage point out at sea.

A live streaming will be shown on YouTube (can’t vouch for content/quality!)

Follow the event on social media using #CHIMDEM


For photographs of the Power Station, visit Fraser Macdonald’s website.

To buy photographs of the Power Station, visit Keith Thorburn’s website.

To hear a song Where Dragons Played, visit Richard Buchanan’s website