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Hunterston,North Ayrshire

Hunterston's famous terminal is situated against the backdrop of North Ayrshire's coastline. The terminal itself plays a vital role in the importation of coal to the UK.

Reference Code : HUNT01

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  • Location - Scotland
  • Time Periods - 1950's-1980's
  • Industrial - Warehouse
  • Scenic - Rural
  • Ports/Canals - Port

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An aerial view of Hunterston

Description

Originally established by the US Navy in the 1940’s, Hunterston terminal took the shape we say today in the 1970’s. Hunterston is now the UK’s foremost facility for coal imports and has one of the deepest sea entrance channels in North Europe.

The terminal is home to a number of industrial buildings and heavy machinery, including an overhead conveyor which transports the coal to Ayrshire coastline railway. making its a truly fascinating site.

Location

Hunterston is situated on the West Coast of Scotland by the Firth of Clyde, in Ayrshire, Scotland. The terminal can be found off the A78 coastal road, with Glasgow City Centre just under an hours drive away. The nearby town of Largs is less than 10 minutes drive away and has a railway station providing an hourly service to Glasgow.

Restrictions

  • Filming cannot interfere with the primary operation of the site
  • High security on site

Accessibility

Easy access to the majority of the site.

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Local amenities

Police
Largs Police Station (4.1 miles/6.6 km)
Hospital
Inverclyde Royal Hospital (13.9 miles/22.4 km)
Fire
North & South Ayrshire Fire & Resuce (7.9 miles/12.7 miles)

Services

Electricity
No
Gas
No
Internet
No
Mains Water
No
Telephone
No

Utilities

On-site catering
No
On-site parking
No
On-site security
No

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