asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he can give the details of the expenditure on the Tummel-Garry hydro-electric project.
The estimated cost of the mechanical and electrical work for the project is £1,172,000 and of the civil engineering works, including the power stations, £5,006,000.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give a list of schemes prepared, or in course of preparation, by the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board; and to what extent the provision of electricity supplies in the remoter parts of the Highlands and Islands would be jeopardised if the Tummel-Garry scheme were abandoned.
The following schemes have been prepared or are in course of preparation by the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board:
- Sloy, Morar and Lochalsh.
- Tummel-Garry and Gairloch.
- Transmission from Shira and Sloy to Central Scotland.
- Transmission from Tummel-Garry to Southern Perthshire.
- Transmission from Fannich to Inverness, Keith and Aberdeen.
- Staff housing for Sloy.
Surveys are now being made for schemes to supply Orkney, Shetland, Kintyre, Caithness, Ullapool and Lochinver. Where, as in the case of Orkney and Shetland, water-power resources are small, it is proposed to supply distribution schemes if necessary from oil engines.
- North Cowal.
- South Cowal.
- Great Cumbrae.
- The Outer Hebrides.
- Mull, Luing and Seil.
If the Tummel-Garry Scheme were abandoned, provision of electricity supplies to nearly one-third of these schemes would immediately be jeopardised and the supply to all of them would be seriously retarded.