Monday 24 October 2016

WATCH: Cockenzie Power Station chimneys demolished in Scotland

Published 28/09/2015 | 09:13

The two Cockenzie Power Station chimneys that were landmarks in East Lothian, Scotland are demolished in a controlled explosion

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Two iconic power station chimneys in eastern Scotland were demolished on Saturday.

The twin chimney stacks at the former Cockenzie Power Station in East Lothian were blown up in a controlled explosion.

Thousands of people gathered to watch the demolition, which took place at at midday.

The 149-metre (489-feet) tall chimney stacks had dominated the local skyline for the past 50 years.

The power station was decommissioned in March 2013.

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