The Invergordon Archive

Aluminium Smelter
The Invergordon Archive
Aluminium Smelter

An aerial view of the construction site, looking south. The picture was taken on 24th July 1969.
View Large Version View Large Version
Picture added on 08 March 2019 at 11:44
This picture is in the following groups
Aluminium Smelter
Comments:
It was unfortunate that the smelter did not survive, but what was even more unfortunate and unforgiveable really, was the loss of prime agricultural land.
The Invergordon area was renowned for the quality of crops grown on the fertile fields.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 09 March 2019
Lovely to see these new pictures of the smelter, I worked on the construction of the camp, the smelter and the jetty, I eventually got a job with British Aluminium 1977 to closure, in the cast house and ended up as a casting operator, many fond memories and great camaraderie.
Added by Eddie Malicki on 10 March 2019
Hi Eddie, anything productive in that spot now?
I think what would be good for Inver-g is a food processing plant, people always need food and permanent employment,
Added by Harry O'Neill on 10 March 2019
Hi Harry, there is some engineering sheds a scrap yard a coal yard and probably a few other small industrial units plus a wood pellet production plant for biomass heating, see picture #1243, then take a look at picture #480, it's more or less taken from the same spot.
Added by Eddie Malicki on 12 March 2019
Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.

Comments


Your Name


Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.




Aluminium Smelter

Reading about the planned closure of the SmelterOverhead Conveyor and SmelterSaltburn and the Smelter SiteInvergordon SmelterSaltburn PierSaltburn Pier ConstructionSaltburn and the Smelter Construction SiteSaltburn PierInvergordon SmelterThe Baking Furnace in the Smelter